At Foxhole Learning Academy, we want all children to develop a life-long love of reading and choose to read for pleasure. We want to ensure that our children learn to read quickly and become confident and independent readers.
We are proud to be a Read, Write, Inc school. This is a comprehensive, systematic, structured programme for the teaching of phonics and early reading/writing. Our Reception children begin Read, Write, Inc in their first full week of school and it continues to be taught throughout Year 1 and Year 2. Children are taught in small ability groups by Read, Write, Inc trained staff. We make regular assessments of the children to ensure that they are progressing as well as they should. Children who need additional support are given 1:1 top up sessions. Children take home a reading book that is matched to their phonics level. As children complete the programme they then begin to further develop their reading skills through guided reading sessions and use of a programme called Accelerated Reader.
The impact of using Read, Write, Inc will be that all children become fluent readers by the end of Key Stage 1. Children can then focus on developing fluency and comprehension throughout the school. Attainment in phonics is measured by the Phonics Screen Check at the end of Year 1.