In our schools we use use the Read Write Inc (RWI) programme to get children off to a great start with their literacy. RWI is a method of learning centred round letter sounds and phonics. We use it to aid children in their reading and writing.
Reading opens the door to learning. A child who reads a lot will become a good reader. A good reader will be able to read more challenging material. A child who reads challenging material is a child who will learn. The more a child learns, the more he or she will want to find out.
Using RWI, the children learn to read effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into comprehending what they read. It also allows them to spell effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into composing what they write.
We introduce children to reading with additional support from the Oxford Reading Tree Scheme.