At Samuel Barlow, we are always looking for new and innovative ways to facilitate learning. When we discovered the Read, Write, Inc. programme, we knew it was something our pupils would benefit from, both in terms of their enjoyment and their learning.

Read, Write, Inc. is a phonics scheme which helps children to develop valuable literacy skills in a fun way. They learn to form each letter accurately, to spell correctly and to formulate their ideas in a logical way in their writing.

We qualified for funding for this scheme in January 2019. All of our foundation and key stage one staff then received high quality Read, Write, Inc. training to enable them to effectively teach the programme. They will also receive regular training to keep up to date with the latest research in teaching literacy.

Since we have introduced the scheme in the academy, we have seen great progress in early reading and writing. Children have been very enthusiastic about Read, Write, Inc. and are eager to learn and apply their new skills.

We have also bought lots of books to support the children with their reading. These match to the phonics learning to enable learning to continue at home.

We will be sending letters home in the coming weeks for parent workshops which will explain the scheme and provide more information on how to support your children’s reading and writing at home.