Read Write Inc
At St. Gabriel’s we want to give our children the best possible start
in life. To give each child the gift of reading is to give them the
ability to read and learn for the rest of their lives. Our approach to
teaching and learning of reading at school is through the Read,
Write, Inc. (RWI) programme. We feel this is the best programme
for our pupils because:
Is rooted in synthetic phonics
Has been tried and tested over and over again
Is systematic, structured and therefore results in rapid
teaching and learning of sounds and blending
Means that, importantly and simply, when children know these
sounds well and can blend, they read books that are carefully
matched to the sounds they know. This means that children are
successful from the very beginning!
Includes two whole days intensive training for staff prior to
delivering the programme.
The children are taught in groups according to their reading ability.
This enables us to teach our children more effectively as the work is
pitched at the correct level for them, to develop skills, confidence
and a love of reading.