We use the Read Write Inc (RWI) programme to get children off to a flying start with their literacy. RWI is a method of learning centred around letter sounds and phonics, and we use it to aid children in their reading and writing.
Reading opens the door to learning. A child who reads a lot will become a good reader. A good reader will be able to read more challenging material. A child who reads challenging material is a child who will learn. The more a child learns, the more he or she will want to find out.
Using RWI, the children learn to read effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into comprehending what they read. It also allows them to spell effortlessly so that they can pconcentrate on composing what they write.
Each lesson has the same structure so that children focus on the new learning rather than worrying about what is going to happen next. Children are grouped according to their ability so that they only tackle work that is achievable making it more enjoyable and allowing learning and confidence to flourish side by side.
This video from Ruth Miskin gives an overview of the RWI programme