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At Hexham First we use the Read Write Inc (RWI) programme, from nursery through to year 1 to get children off to a flying start with their literacy. RWI is a method of learning centred round 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. T
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 put all their energy into composing what they write.
Here is a link to the Parents Information Page of the Read Write Inc website. https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/
In Key stage 1, pupils take part in guided reading session once a week and individual reading once a week. All pupils are provided with a reading diary which they are expected to bring to school every day along with their rea
In Key stage 2, pupils take part in a weekly whole class text approach to guided reading and pupils read independently.
There are a number of reading interventions in school which support those who are finding reading difficult. RWI one-to-one tuition is used in Key Stage 1 and Reading Buddies are available for children in Key Stages 1. Staff are allocated individual children who have been hi-lighted as underachieving in reading.
Throughout the school children read a range of reading books from different readin
Bug Club combines beautiful print books and eBooks that children want to read.
Teachers have access to a range of levelled sets of books to use during Guided Reading activities in class. Children also change their free choice library books regularly and take home to read.
Teachers allocate reading material aimed at the reading level of individual pupils. The reading materials then encourage deeper thought
The reading packages come with materials that will help you to encourage children’s reading and comprehension skills.
The range of ebooks move your children’s comprehension on and develop their vocabulary.
World Book day
On World Book day we celebrate our love of books and spend a whole day celebrating our favourite books. Parents are invited in to help share the day and children are encouraged to dress up.
Each class is encouraged to visit the local library at least once a year.
Book shop visits
Each class visits Cogito in Hexham to look at books and to listen to stories.
The Book People Book fair
The book fair is booked to visit Hexham First twice a year. Parents and pupils love to buy low priced books by famous authors. Money raised goes towards buying new books for the school library.