At Park Way we use Read, Write, Inc. (RWI), a synthetic phonics programme, to teach our children phonics and ultimately how to read, write and spell. This is a whole school approach which begins with the basic sounds and letter formations and moves to more complex sounds and spellings linked with reading and comprehension. Children in the Early Years and Key Stage 1 learn their phonics hand in hand with learning to read. Children with difficulties reading further up the school, access the programme in order to fill the gaps in their learning and enable them to make progress in line with their peers. This method of phonics teaching is both systematic and repetitive in order to imbed the learning while also being entertaining and fun for all the children. During RWI sessions, all children are grouped appropriately into smaller, working groups of pupils with similar phonic understanding.
For further information visit the Read Write Inc Website.