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Read Write Inc

At Linaker we use Read Write Inc to help children learn to read. It has been used for many years in schools and has supported children to enjoy reading and make good progress. RWi also helps children to talk about and understand what they have read. Reading helps children develop their vocabulary and learn new things independently. We want all children to enjoy reading. Children will be taught in mixed groups by trained staff. First children learn a simple code to help them read (see simple sounds). Then they learn more complex sounds (see complex sounds).

 

 

Who is Fred the Frog? What is he used for?

Fred is a frog puppet who says, reads and spells words in pure sounds; he never says the whole word so the children do this for him. He never adds ‘uh’ after a consonant sound e.g. fuh, luh (a slight ‘uh’ cannot be helped when saying the sounds b, g, d, j, w and y). Here you can find a video on the correct pronunciation of sounds.

Children are taught to ‘Fred’ talk words by sounding out and blending to read.   m_a_t  Children are taught to spell by hearing and saying sounds in a word before writing them down. We call this using ‘Fred’ fingers.

 

Grapheme

A grapheme is one letter or group of letters used to write one sound, e.g. the sound ‘f’ can be written with the grapheme f (fun), ff (huff) and ph (phone).

 

Syllables

Syllables are chunks within long words.

 

Root

The root is the part of the word that gives the most meaning.

 

Adding Suffixes

You also need to know how to add a suffix to a word like this…

_ed (as in jumped)                     _ing (as in playing)                        _er (as in cooler)

_est (as in greatest)                   _ful (as in grateful)                         _y (as in tidy)

 

Alternative Pronunciations

 

 

 

 

 

i

pin

find

 

 

ow

cow

blow

 

 

 y

yes

by

very

 

o

hot

cold

 

 

ie

tie

field

 

 

ch

chin

school

chef

 

c

cat

cent

 

 

ea

eat

bread

 

 

ou

out

could

you

shoulder

 g

got

giant

 

 

a

hat

what

 

 

Useful links to help at home

Homework and P.E

Homework is sent out each Friday and we encourage children to return it by the following Wednesday.

 

Our PE day is Friday. Please ensure your child has their P.E kit in school. Children keep P.E kits in their lockers. We will send PE kits home with children at the end of each term.

 

A PE kit should consist of; preferably, a white t-shirt, black shorts and some pumps.

 

See the P.E sub-page on the main class page for pictures and more information about P.E in Year 1 

Spellings

Depending on what Read, Write Inc (RWI)  group your child is in, they might be given spellings.  Spellings are sent out on a Monday and children will be tested on a Friday. The spellings will consist of a combination of green words and red words. Green words are words that children can Fred talk (sound out). However red words are words that children just need to know! Children do get a chance to practice writing a selection of green and red words in class, leading up to their spelling test.

 

Please make sure your child brings their green home spelling book back to school each Friday for us to update their spellings ready for the following week.

 

We thank you again for your continued support smiley

    1SC Love Reading!

Reading at home has a big impact on your child's learning. We ask you to ensure your child brings their reading book to school every day.

If your child has finished their book, we ask you to sign your child's reading diary and then it is your child's responsibility to put their book bag in the 'My book needs changing' box. If a child's book bag is placed in this box, Mrs Taylor will change the book ready for the child to take home.

Picture 1 Our Reading Area
Picture 2 Favourite books
Picture 3 Favourite books
Picture 4 Favourite books

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