Reading at Westacre Infant School
Literacy teaching involves the four elements of English: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. We want our children to become: confident speakers, good listeners, readers who enjoy reading a range of genres and who can gain information for a variety of uses and writers who are comfortable when writing for varying puropses.
We teach synthetic phonics using the Read Write Inc approach. Read Write Inc is a Literacy programme rooted in phonics which has given us a really effective way of teaching reading and spelling from the start.
At the heart of the programme are five key words - pace, passion, purpose, postive teaching and praise.
The children use Fred the Frog to help them break down words and then they help him to blend the different sounds.