We are a “Get Reading. Keep Reading. Change Everything.” school.

We use the highly successful Read Write Inc. Phonics programme to teach our children to read, write and spell. Our children do well in the phonics screening check and by Year 2, the majority are fluent readers with the best chance of success in the KS1 tests.

Ruth Miskin Training recognise us for teaching the Read Write Inc. programmes with fidelity and passion – we know what it takes to make literacy pleasurable and rewarding for our children.

This badge recognises that we:

  • Raise standards in reading and writing for our children
  • Are all expertly trained by Ruth Miskin Training – including our headteacher Mrs Turrell.
  • Gain the latest programme updates through regular visits from our Ruth Miskin trainer
  • Release our reading leaders to ensure our high standards are maintained.
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Teaching reading at Welholme Academy 

At Welholme Academy we believe that reading is the most important thing that children learn at school. Reading is the key to the future success of our children.

Learning to read is like learning a code and the letters are the symbols for the code. If you know what the symbols mean you can crack the code.

At Welholme Academy we use a scheme called Read Write Inc. This scheme has been devised by Ruth Miskin, a former headteacher of an inner London school where reading was an issue. Her results were remarkable.

Read Write Inc teaches synthetic phonics in a structured and exciting way. Children start the scheme in our Foundation Stage and will work through the programme until they can read confidently with good understanding. The scheme also supports children's writing, giving them the tools to spell and compose.

What is synthetic phonics?

Synthetic phonics is a way of teaching reading.

When your child is learning to read there are two crucial things to learn:

  • the sounds represented by written letters.
  • how to blend the sounds together to make words.

Children are taught to read letters or groups of letters by saying the sounds they represent. Children start to read words by blending the sounds together to make a word. We call this Fred Talk.

Look out for our Read Write Inc parent information meetings and open mornings.

Read Write Inc. Parents Page - CLICK HERE