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At St Margaret’s, we want children to love reading – and to want to read for themselves. This is why we put our efforts into making sure they develop a love of books as well as simply learning to read.

 

Teaching children to read and write accurately, fluently and confidently is the most important thing we will do.

 

Ofsted’s greatest focus, as well as ours here at school, is upon the teaching of reading: Read Write Inc. is the Phonics and Literacy programme that we use across the school to maximise reading results.

 

Read Write Inc. programmes combine into a complete literacy programme which we run from the moment new pupils arrive in our Nursery, until they leave us at the end of Year 6 at the age eleven. These programmes are designed to stimulate and challenge children’s thinking and create enthusiastic, life-long readers and writers in them all.

 

At St Margaret’s we recognise that children who read a lot are successful at school. Reading enriches their vocabulary, their grammar, their writing and their spelling.

The more quickly they learn to read, the more they want to read and the more they understand; the less they struggle with spelling, the more capacity they have for writing what they want to say.

 

Importantly, if they read and write fluently, they can draw ideas together – a key skill for effective learning at any age. Teaching children to read – and keeping them reading – are the two things that will make the biggest difference to their future.

 

The five key principles of the Read Write Inc. programme are:

Participation, Praise, Pace, Purpose and Passion

To these five key principles we have added our own sixth “P”, so we never lose sight of the advancements our pupils are making: Progression

 

We are proud to be a Read Write Inc. school.

 

To visit the Read Write Inc. website, please click here : Read Write Inc. Website

 

Read Write Inc. is an Oxford University Press teaching programme, created by Ruth Miskin, one of the UK’s leading authorities on teaching children to read. Over the last ten years, all of Ruth’s time has been devoted to developing the Read Write Inc. programme, underpinned by her unwavering belief that every child can, and must, learn to read.

 

 

Accelerated Reader

 

The scheme involves: 

•           Every Half term your child takes a reading assessment called the “Star Reading Test” on a computer which asks your child questions to assess their reading and comprehension skills. 

•           The results produce a level of books that are suitably challenging to improve your child’s reading and comprehension skills.

•           When they have finished the book they then take an “Accelerated Reading Quiz” that asks them questions relating to the book. 

•           The computer then gives children a percentage score depending on how many questions they have got right (children are aiming for 80%). 

•           Your child then reads other books within their level, and gradually progresses onto harder books.

 

We are asking that you ensure your child reads every day with an adult or on their own.  It would be very helpful to your child if you ask them questions about what they have read as this will help them remember the book before they take the quiz. 

 

Don’t forget to sign up to the Home Connect Online Programme where you will be able to log on and view your child’s progress towards their reading target. You will also be able to see all the books that your child has read and quizzes they have taken. 

Please visit:  https://Ukhosted61.renlearn.co.uk/1892701/HomeConnect

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