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22/01/21

Year 2- Sonny created this bright and colourful postcard to send to Claude in Paris. It makes you feel like you are there. https://t.co/YdDCeJuFaw

22/01/21

Year 3 - In school took their cave building outside. This is what they think a Stone Age Man might live in. What do you think? https://t.co/lzRp8vkCOa

22/01/21

Year 6 have been doing computer coding using emoji’s. Which we’ll known story is this? https://t.co/5irBu40JB4

22/01/21

Year R have been making rockets with junk modelling items. What a creative selection! Let’s see what you have made at home. https://t.co/tRuCCWO4uz

22/01/21

Safer Internet Day is 9th February. Please watch this video made by one of the pupils from Invicta Grammar School. Its a very powerful and important message https://t.co/K3OOCwWMDg

22/01/21

Year 3 - Oakley drew his Stone Age House. Looks inviting, what do you think? https://t.co/m55qBlpSRQ

22/01/21

Year 3 - Oscar made a Stone Age House out of natural materials - lots of leaves involved. Well done. https://t.co/wVvoJzSc4M

22/01/21

Huge well done to Hazel Class - who have had 100% attendance both on line and in the classroom. Outstanding Effort https://t.co/5vHCA0Z52o

22/01/21

Speed Bounce Challenge - You have a week to share your results. Please share your results and videos of you taking part by 29.01.21 Can you beat Miss Hookey's score? https://t.co/14swONNZ4k

21/01/21

Year 4 - Amelia, wonderful example of direct speech. https://t.co/F3NkqYgvYt

21/01/21

Year 3 - Art work by Brandon showing what a Stone Age House would look like. What do you think? Does your house look like this? https://t.co/9LqZSKvoo4

21/01/21

Year 3 Cave Man Art by Kenton . Lovely use of natural materials https://t.co/GjIg23vvPA

21/01/21

Year 3 Cave Man Art by Fearne . Lovely use of natural materials https://t.co/Xym8p2ayZe

21/01/21

Year 3 Cave Man Art by Dylan . Lovely use of natural materials https://t.co/b83T91x3W0

21/01/21

Year 3 Cave Man Art by Cayden. Lovely use of natural materials https://t.co/wcbV6mlzkH

21/01/21

Year 6 - propaganda poster. What amazing use of character and colour. Well done Beatrice https://t.co/4puHwVzhIj

21/01/21

Evie wanted to share with you her amazing achievement. Before Christmas she completed the Lego Diagonal Alley which is for people who are 16+. This shows perseverance and we are very impressed. https://t.co/G9uAV099tD

21/01/21

This week year 5 have been writing a non-chronological report about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. They have looked at how to pick out key information from research and to turn their notes into amazing sentences. You can see in these excellent examples. https://t.co/hG1Cpr3ZTs

21/01/21

This week year 5 have been writing a non-chronological report about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. They have looked at how to pick out key information from research and to turn their notes into amazing sentences. You can see in these excellent examples. https://t.co/DOURugcqIK

21/01/21

This week year 5 have been writing a non-chronological report about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. They have looked at how to pick out key information from research and to turn their notes into amazing sentences. You can see in these excellent examples. https://t.co/9Zfcie7neV

21/01/21

This week year 5 have been writing a non-chronological report about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. They have looked at how to pick out key information from research and to turn their notes into amazing sentences. You can see in these excellent examples. https://t.co/21o8FNIvWH

21/01/21

This week year 5 have been writing a non-chronological report about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. They have looked at how to pick out key information from research and to turn their notes into amazing sentences. You can see in these excellent examples. https://t.co/mHTZWRVhuW

21/01/21

This week year 5 have been writing a non-chronological report about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. They have looked at how to pick out key information from research and to turn their notes into amazing sentences. You can see in these excellent examples. https://t.co/aeeZDpALVS

21/01/21

This week year 5 have been writing a non-chronological report about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. They have looked at how to pick out key information from research and to turn their notes into amazing sentences. You can see in these excellent examples. https://t.co/GCj5M7nFON

21/01/21

Today year 5 learnt more about coding by using a code to tell a story, similar to how coding gives the computer information to perform a task. Can you guess the stories? https://t.co/xakVdv2Krl

21/01/21

Today year 5 learnt more about coding by using a code to tell a story, similar to how coding gives the computer information to perform a task. Can you guess the stories? https://t.co/PnjvxjfQRN

21/01/21

Today year 5 learnt more about coding by using a code to tell a story, similar to how coding gives the computer information to perform a task. Can you guess the stories? https://t.co/N6El5KsYh4

21/01/21

Retweeted From Childnet

With only 3 weeks to go until Safer Internet Day on the 9th February, we take a look at some of the key sources you can use to help make Safer Internet Day 2021 the biggest yet! https://t.co/XtVTPCQnfm https://t.co/jN2B0FpAC0

21/01/21

Rocco and Lex have shared a photo from their walk yesterday. We think they're missing school as much as we are! https://t.co/RrTdGwF9we

20/01/21

Wellbeing Wednesday - Today our Governors surprised all members of staff with a personalised Certificate of Appreciation. This went a long way in making the whole team feel valued. THANK YOU!#personaldevelopment https://t.co/demw2VMiSp

20/01/21

They'll be used so frequently making music that dust won't stand a chance!

20/01/21

Year 4: Geography - Fletcher has captured how our local area has changed. What do you think about the changes? Would you be in favour of our village being developed or do you have a contrasting point of view? https://t.co/aPF7QVUtgG

20/01/21

Favourite book alert! This is what Dolly had to say about 'Billionaire Boy' by "I liked this book because it was so fun to read!" https://t.co/f7eu6gfF2H

19/01/21

Year R - Topic Work. Ella did a wonderful picture of an astronaut and labelled it! https://t.co/XhpxRhmUUm

19/01/21

We will be sharing hints and tips over the coming weeks to help you stay safe whilst on line. Thanks for help start our campaign https://t.co/DXzOVDZYOz

19/01/21

Year R - Henry made this fantastic number line yesterday in the shape of a train! Super number writing https://t.co/nr3RJ0Ws0c

19/01/21

Year 4 - another example of creating a walk and detailing what you will see on that walk. What a very colourful plan. https://t.co/8vjD56JoWT

19/01/21

Year 4 - Maths. This child was proud of what they had completed and was delighted for us to share their work https://t.co/xFDdP041mC

19/01/21

Something new is happening at school! What do you think it might be? The children will see some changes when they return. We’ll give you a clue it involves books https://t.co/vbiUnqAc3X

Early Reading - Read Write Inc. (RWI)

Phonics - Read Write Inc. (RWI)

At Valley Invicta Primary School at Aylesford, we use Read Write Inc. (RWI), 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.

RWI 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.

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

Read Write Inc. Phonics 

Children who read regularly or are read to regularly have the opportunity to open the doors to so many different worlds! More importantly, reading will give your child the tools to become independent life-long learners.

We can achieve this together through:

  • Read Write Inc. Phonics, a program to help to your child read at school.
  • Encouraging children to develop a love of books by reading to them daily, at home and at school.
  • Giving children access to a wide range of books at school and at home.

At Valley Invicta Primary School at Aylesford we use Read Write Inc. Phonics (RWI) to give your child the best possible start with their literacy.  Mrs Kindred is our Early Reading Lead and Mrs Marchant is our Reading Champion, so if you have questions about RWI, please contact them. Please take the time to read the information as it will provide invaluable information as to how you can help and support your child in reading.

Read Write Inc - a  video guide for parents

​What is Read Write Inc?

Read Write Inc (RWI) is a phonics complete literacy programme which helps all children learn to read fluently and at speed so they can focus on developing their skills in comprehension, vocabulary and spelling. The programme is designed for children aged 4-7. However, we will continue teaching RWI to children beyond the age of 7 if they still need support in their reading.

RWI was developed by Ruth Miskin and more information on this can be found at https://ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/.

How will RWI be taught?

In Reception, children will be introduced to the initial sounds in short sessions, all children will learn how to ‘read’ the sounds in words and how those sounds can be written down.

Reading

The children:

  • learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letters/letter groups using simple picture prompts – see below
  • learn to read words using Fred talk and sound blending
  • read from a range of storybooks and non-fictions books matched to their phonic knowledge
  • work well with partners
  • develop comprehension skills in stories by answering 'Find It' and 'Prove It' discussion questions

Writing

The children:

  • learn to write and form the letters/letter groups which represent the 44 sounds with the help of fun phrases
  • learn to write words by using Fred Talk*
  • learn to build sentences by practising sentences out loud before they write

Talking

The children work in pairs so that they:

  • answer every question
  • practise every activity with their partner
  • take turns in talking and reading to each other
  • develop ambitious vocabulary

Year 1 and Year 2 children follow the same format as Reception but will work on complex sounds and read books appropriate to their reading level. Daily sessions of RWI phonics last for one hour. 

Five key principles underpin the teaching in all Read Write Inc. sessions

Purpose – know the purpose of every activity and share it with the children, so they know the one thing they should be thinking about

Participation – ensure every child participates throughout the lesson. Partnership work is fundamental to learning

Praise – ensure children are praised for effort and learning, not ability

Pace – teach at an effective pace and devote every moment to teaching and learning

Passion – be passionate about teaching so children can be engaged emotionally.

Key Skills

We use pure sounds (‘m’ not’ muh’,’s’ not ‘suh’, etc.) so that your child will be able to blend the sounds into words more easily.

Fred

*At school we use a puppet called Fred who is an expert on sounding out words! We call it, ‘Fred Talk’. E.g. m-o-p, c-a-t, m-a-n, sh-o-p, b-l-a-ck.

The following video is an example of blending sounds with Fred 

Blending with Fred 

Key Skills - Step 1

Set 1 Sounds are taught in the following order together with rhymes to help children form the letters correctly and instantly recognise sounds ready for blending.  

Set 1

Click here for the top ten tips and help with how to pronounce sounds correctly.

Children will also use pictures for each sound to help recognise the sound and then form the shape of the sound.

Set 1 pic

Key Skills - Step 2

The children are then taught Set 2 Sounds - the long vowels. When they are very confident with all of set 1 and 2 they are taught Set 3 Sounds.

Set 2

Nonsense Words (Alien Words)

Nonsense words

As well as learning to read and blend real words children will have plenty of opportunities to apply their sound recognition skills on reading ‘Nonsense words’. These words will also feature heavily in the Year One Phonics Screening check in the summer term.

The Year 1 Phonics Screening Check will take place in June.

This check simply identifies the children who need extra help so they are given support by their school to improve their reading skills. They will then be able to retake the check so that schools can track pupils until they are able to decode.

Key Skills - Step 3

Children use sound-blending (Fred Talk) to read short books will bring these home once they have read and discussed the book in class. Children will then be challenged to use their developing phonic knowledge to write short sentences.

Within all the books children will have red and green words to learn to help them to become speedy readers. Red words are words that are not easily decodable and challenge words to extend children’s vocabulary. Green words are linked to the sounds they have been learning and are easily decodable.

Step 3 Dots and dashes represent the sound each letter makes.

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

Your child will start to bring books home when they are confident readers. Please help them to read and give lots of praise! If you have any other questions about RWI, please see your child's class teacher.

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.

Jolly Learning

Phonics Play

BBC Bitesize

ICT Games

Starfall

How to blend

For further information please visit the Read Write Inc website.