At St Andrews staff have been trained to deliver ‘Read Write Inc’ to help our children learn to read in
Reception Year 1 and Year 2. RWI is a proven and effective approach whereby children are taught to read using phonics and apply strategies to develop their reading comprehension.
As your children move into Year 3, they are introduced to Guided Reading as part of the literacy focused daily ‘Challenge Carousel’. Texts are chosen to develop and widen reading skills, whilst promoting a love of books. As readers, children enjoy sharing knowledge they’ve gained as well as places and characters they’ve encountered along the way,igniting their growing imagination. In Guided Reading sessions, the children work in small groups focusing on specific elements of their reading. Children complete their weekly guided reading homework and strong links are established between reading and writing, developing children to read as writers and write as readers.
'Accelerated Reader' further supports children's comprehension skills in Key Stage 2
Accelerated Reader is a computer based program that helps teachers and parents monitor children's independent reading practise: