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Dubmire Primary Academy

Proud to be part of Aim High Academy Trust

"A child who reads will be an adult who thinks" Sasha Salmina

Read Write Inc and Early Reading

Subject Leads- Mrs D. Rogerson and Mrs C. Bell

At Dubmire, we want all of our children to become fluent and confident readers who develop a love of books. To achieve this, we use a systematic, synthetic phonics programme called 'Read Write Inc' produced by Ruth Miskin. Our children love Fred the frog who is used daily to support the children with reading and spelling activities. We believe teaching every child to read is so important, we have two Reading leaders who drive the early reading programme in our school. These people are skilled at teaching phonics and reading, and they monitor and support our reading team. This ensures everyone teaches with fidelity to the Read Write Inc programme, producing good pass rates in the Phonics Screening Check at the end of Year One.  

Where it begins?

At the start of your child's reading journey in Nursery, children use Fred for pre reading skills which ensures all children are ready to learn new sounds and begin to read in Reception. Throughout the year this will be built upon and children will be gradually introduced to the Read Write Inc programme. In Nursery Spring Term, children will be shown familiar picture cards linked to each sound, this will then continue into Summer Term. As children become confident with the pictures, teaching of sounds will begin. Throughout Nursery, oral blending known as Fred talk, is a crucial skill that will be a key focus for the children. Upon entering Reception, children are taught a daily phonics lesson from day one to ensure they make a strong start. Lessons consist of a 20 minute Read Write Inc lesson building up to 45 minutes within the Reception year, following the Read Write Inc expectations of progress.



Where does it go?

Children continue to make accelerated progress throughout Key Stage One, teaching children by their reading level rather than age. This encourages every child to access and read a range of texts and promote an overall love of reading. Children will be taught with other children who are the same ability to ensure maximum progress and build a solid foundation of reading and writing ready for Key Stage Two. Teamwork and partner work is very important and allows teachers to observe and check what children know and move on when pupils are ready. Pupils usually complete the programme by Year Two, some may even finish towards the end of Year One. Pupils in lower Key Stage Two who need extra support with decoding may also follow the programme. Children are assessed every half term so we can place them into the correct group ensuring they make expected progress. From this assessment, children will be identified for fast track tutoring including pinny time. This assessment will also identify the children who will access the Clear Fluency Programme. 

Key Stage One 

Subject Overview 

Subject Policy