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22/05/20

This afternoon story is read by Mrs Hilton, we hope you all enjoy it. Have a lovely weekend and a super half term. Take care https://t.co/JyndzleZy8

22/05/20

Happy Birthday to Deanna in Year 2 and Austin in Year 3 who will be celebrating their birthdays this weekend. We hope you have a fantastic day. https://t.co/zbsJK6FSlV

22/05/20

Please do take a look at the latest Rights Respecting Article, available on our website. https://t.co/DOuNViN1T3

22/05/20

Happy Friday! Today's home learning is on our website and the problem with Year 2 has now been fixed! We hope you all have a lovely day. Please look out for our newsletter and update letter to parents that will be sent later today! https://t.co/IPTrKbmdFb

21/05/20

There has been lots of hard work and creative home learning happening in Year 1 this week. Well done to all! https://t.co/raag8nklIx

21/05/20

Good Morning, today's home learning is now available on our website. Today, we thought you might like to start the day with some circuit exercises! https://t.co/8oQ0WSKHYC

20/05/20

Today's story is read by Mrs Cantello, we hope you all enjoy it. Have a lovely, warm, sunny afternoon. Stay safe and alert! https://t.co/qAT1VcHZq7

20/05/20

Today's Mental Health Awareness Activity is Map my Feelings https://t.co/c7SJuGUcGm

20/05/20

To celebrate Mya in Seal Class as made this short video, with the help of her Mum and Dad to share, we think it is beautiful. Thank you Mya! https://t.co/btjXZ2ltxC

20/05/20

Mya in Year 5 has loved researching about the Burj Al Arab and has created her leaflet as part of last week's project. Well done Mya! https://t.co/epvZigHY5g

20/05/20

Just another day for our super Starfish! The Starfish have been inspired by our super NHS and have created their own superheroes. https://t.co/QyS7rzCtq1

20/05/20

We have received another anti-bullying selfie frame! Please do keep sending them into us, they look great and will help with our next badge! https://t.co/ZzLYJb1aYQ

20/05/20

Happy Birthday to Nathaniel in Whale Class who is celebrating today, we hope you have a great day! 🥳🥳 https://t.co/umH6cDSUXU

20/05/20

Good Morning & Happy Teachers Appreciation Day, we would like to give a big shout out to all the teachers, especially our own, who all do an amazing job! Please do share any messages. Today's home learning is available on our website. Have a lovely day! https://t.co/9TVWfEsBEr

19/05/20

This afternoon's story is read by Mrs Wood, we hope you all enjoy it. Have a lovely sunny evening. https://t.co/5uyu9aLHgj

19/05/20

A huge well done to Matt in Whale Class for completing a 2.6 k challenge on Sunday. Below is a memento of his achievement. Great effort Matt! https://t.co/QRcj0GuQxT

19/05/20

Yr5 have produced some superb information leaflets on different iconic buildings across the world as part of their DT & History topic. They have learnt about, The Statue of Liberty, The Golden Gate bridge, Sydney Opera House, Glasgow School of Art and Tottenham Football Stadium. https://t.co/C0n8akT2GR

19/05/20

Aged between 10-16 and need mental health support? Kooth is . Please visit https://t.co/i3v94aSGVu to register for our supportive online community where we have lots of guided support courses and resources for you. https://t.co/l8KP6Q55Vk

19/05/20

Today's activity is a Bumble Bee Breathing activity. Please do share your pictures with us on either Dojo or email office.viat.org.uk https://t.co/D9zBK4bhbr

19/05/20

Naomi in Whale Class has been working hard this morning on her MyMaths home learning, well done Naomi! https://t.co/46bVqpbsdk

19/05/20

Evie is smashing her Mymaths telling the time homework. Well done Evie! https://t.co/28FPvPPkgJ

19/05/20

Good Morning and welcome to Tuesday. Today's home learning is available on our website. We hope you all have a fantastic day! https://t.co/Qio4lZwtmQ

18/05/20

This afternoon's story is There was an old Dragon who swallowed a Knight read by Mrs Ambrose, we hope you all it enjoy it. Have a very lovely, sunny, afternoon. https://t.co/R3Apc7JWsC

18/05/20

Well done to Thomas in Starfish Class for completing his 150 piece world jigsaw. Thomas enjoyed talking to his family about so many different things whilst completing the puzzle! https://t.co/o0mEmM1K8w

18/05/20

If you are concerned about a young person’s mental health & are not sure what extra help is needed you can call the Single Point of Access (SPA) ON 0300 1234496. The SPA is there to help you explore the difficulties and find the most appropriate response https://t.co/Oeqpoe7hbP

18/05/20

Year 2 have asked us to re-share their video message to all, great work Whale Class, stay safe everyone! https://t.co/ImMguws6tB

18/05/20

As part of Mental Health Awareness we will be sharing daily tasks for the children to take part in. Please do share your pictures with us as we would love to see what you all achieve! https://t.co/llLc2Y6si6

18/05/20

Thomas in Starfish Class chose to do his reading as a 'Monster'. The monster got his first sticker on his new reading chart! Well done Thomas https://t.co/X1qKbg4d5z

18/05/20

Happy Birthday to Isabella in Whale Class who celebrated her birthday over the weekend, we hope you had a fabulous day https://t.co/bdMaETEGxm

18/05/20

Elliott in Whale Class has shared with us his first attempt at making sourdough bread this weekend, well done Elliott it looks very tasty! https://t.co/S5HrjCZ1al

18/05/20

Good Morning to you all, we hope you all had a fantastic weekend and are ready for the week ahead. Today's home learning is now available on our website. Please do continue to share your learning with us https://t.co/hnqxOsIyA5

15/05/20

Friday afternoon's Story Time is read by Miss Chattenton, we hope you all enjoy it. Have a lovely weekend, stay safe and enjoy the sunshine 🌞🌞 https://t.co/8mv4CBJIjh

15/05/20

Benjamin has done a draw along challenge set by Mrs Walls from author and illustrator Rob Biddulph. He has also designed and made a house using recycled materials. Well done Benjamin, great work! https://t.co/u5wuWQfGZx

15/05/20

George in Seal Class wanted to share his writing with us all, great work George! https://t.co/1zGg1Ux3oU

15/05/20

Isabelle and Holly from Starfish Class wrote a letter to their friend yesterday, great work girls! https://t.co/NTFdFexvq9

15/05/20

With access to libraries, classrooms and bookshops limited for most children, Books for Topics have been busy finding some of the best online story times for children to use freely at home: https://t.co/BL27tgyV0Z Have a look! We think they're great! https://t.co/my926XevSs

15/05/20

Dolcie in Yr2 has been really interested in birds and has befriended one that visits her garden. Dolcie has named the bird Barry and enjoys leaving bread out. Yesterday she left out a fish finger to see if the bird would eat it and the bird really enjoyed it! https://t.co/dvpaz9VaPK

15/05/20

Books for Topics have been busy finding some of the best online story times for children to use freely at home, do take a look: https://t.co/BL27tgyV0Z

Reading Scheme - Read Write Inc. / Phonics

Read write inc

Read Write Inc. Phonics (R.W.I.)

At Valley Invicta Primary School at Kings Hill we use Read, Write, Inc. an inclusive synthetic phonic programme to teach our children to read, to write and to spell. We have adopted this as our whole school approach as the programme facilitates a graduated and tailored approach to learning basic sounds and letter formation before advancing to more complex sounds and reading for comprehension.  The programme moves with integrity from learning to read to reading to learn.

R.W.I sessions occur each day as the continuity and pace of the programme is key to accelerating the progress of children’s reading development. This method of phonics teaching is both systematic and repetitive in order to embed learning; the programme also offers plenty of opportunities for fun based, interactive learning using drama, role play and props to engage with and to enjoy texts and stories. The children work in small groups according to their confidence and competence. These groups are reconfigured on a regular basis in order to match the pace and the progress of each child; this reconfiguration also allows Class Teachers to identify where 1:1 interventions may be required in order to meet the expectations of both the Phonics Check and the end of Key Stage 1.

Phonics - Word lists and other information

Aims and Objectives

The overarching objectives of the RWI programme are to teach pupils to:

  • apply the skill of blending phonemes in order to read words.
  • segment words into their constituent phonemes in order to spell words.
  • learn that blending and segmenting words are reversible processes.
  • read high frequency words that do not conform to regular phonic patterns.
  • read texts and words that are within their phonic capabilities as early as possible.
  • decode texts effortlessly so that their focus can be used on reading to learn (comprehension)
  • spell effortlessly so that their focus can be directed towards the composition of their writing

Teaching and Learning Style

The core principles of the programme are;

  • Praise – Pupils learn quickly in a positive climate.
  • Pace – Good pace is essential to the lesson.
  • Purpose – Every part of the lesson has a specific purpose.
  • Passion –It is the energy, enthusiasm and passion that teachers invest into lessons that bring the teaching and learning to life!
  • Participation - A strong feature of R.W.I. lessons is partner work; partners ‘teaching’ each other (based on research which states that we learn 70% of what we talk about with our partner and 90% of what we teach).

Nonsense words (Alien words)

         

As well as learning to read and to blend real words, the children meet “Nonsense words.” These words present an opportunity to assess a child’s ability to decode using phonics. Children who can read non-words should have the skills to decode almost any unfamiliar word. Nonsense words will also feature in the Year One Phonics Screening check in the summer term.

What is the Phonics Screening Check?

The national Phonics Screening Check was introduced in 2012 to all Year 1 pupils. It is a short, statutory assessment to ensure that children are making sufficient progress in the phonics skills to read words and are on track to become fluent readers who can enjoy reading for pleasure and for learning.

Useful Websites for Parents

Please find a list of websites that you may find useful in helping you and your child to learn about phonics. Games and fun activity websites are also included.

http://jollylearning.co.uk/ - Games and information for parents

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/phonics/play/

http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html

http://www.kenttrustweb.org.uk/kentict/kentict_home.cfm

http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/

http://www.starfall.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEzfpod5w_Q (how to blend)

http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/parent-tutorial-storybook-activities-read-story/

 

For further information please visit the Read Write Inc website;

http://www.ruthmiskin.com

 

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