At Tarvin Primary School, we follow the Read Write Inc. reading and comprehension programme. Read Write Inc., developed my Ruth Miskin, provides a structured and systematic approach to teaching reading. It is designed to create fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers.
There are clear expectations of attainment for each year group by the end of each half-term through the year. We aim for children to reach the end of the programme, as fluent readers, by the end of Key Stage 1. Starting in reception, children are assessed by a team of teachers to establish the correct reading band and group. Assessments then take place at least every six weeks, or more frequently for accelerated learners or those children requiring additional support.
Each week children will be provided with 3 books to share at home. The children will bring home their Read Write Inc core book, and they should be able to read the book confidently to you: accurately, fluently and with expression. They will also bring home a ‘Bookbag Book’, which is an unfamiliar book, but very similar to the Read Write Inc book they have been reading in class. This gives the children an opportunity to practice what they have learnt in a different context. Children will also bring a ‘Reading for Pleasure’ book home. These books are not for the children to read independently, as they could be beyond their reading capabilities at present. These are for you to read together and to enjoy.