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Reading at Ackton Pastures Academy

Our Read, Write, Inc Reading Leader is Mrs Whalley       Our Reading Subject Leader is Mr Kyle Allanson.


Please see document links below to our school's Reading curriculum statements, which outline the intent behind our phonics and early reading curriculum, Read, Write, Inc, how we intend for this to be implemented into the classroom, and how the impact of this work is measured, as well as what we intend, implement and measure the impact of for pupils who have completed the Read, Write, Inc programme in order to ensure that all of our children are given the tools and experiences to become excellent readers.

Below, you will find helpful links and documents for parents to help understand what Read, Write, Inc, and why we use the programme in school.  Read, Write, Inc. Phonics is a whole-school approach to teaching literacy for 4 to 9-year olds that creates fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers. It integrates phonics with comprehension, writing, grammar, spelling and handwriting, using engaging partner work and drama. We use this programme because it has proven results nationwide and we believe it helps us to ensure the very best early reading outcomes.

Once pupils have completed the programme, they continue to receive targeted teaching of reading skills and strategies which meet their needs. Our guided reading system ensures that all children work with adults to secure understanding before applying those skills independently. Finally, reading for pleasure is built into the guided reading cycle, and all of our children are given the opportunity to read books they choose form a wide range of quality fiction and non-fiction material, and to read for a sustained period of time. This might be in the classroom, in the reading corner, or in the shared area Book Hubs which provide a quiet space to explore quality literature.


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