Talk for Writing

At Rakegate, we develop our reading, writing, grammar and punctuation skills through a 'Talk for Writing' approach in English lessons.  Children are exposed to a range of good quality texts throughout each year group, which are included in our school reading spine, and help to support their development as both readers and writers.


Please take a look at the information provided below for further information.


To support early development of reading, children in Early years and Key Stage 1 take part in the RWI programme. The Government strongly recommend the use of synthetic phonics when teaching early literacy skills to children.


Here at the Rakegate, we use the structured and systematic approach of the Read Write Inc (RWI) programme to get children off to a flying start with their English. RWI is a method of learning based upon letter sounds and phonics, and we use it to aid children in their reading and writing. The children are assessed regularly and grouped according to their ability.


Please read the parents' information booklet for further details.


We recognise the importance of reading for enjoyment and understand the need for children to read a variety of texts regularly - both at home and school. Listening to your child read regularly and questioning them about their understanding of the text can be instrumental in their progression.


Below are some documents to support you with their reading.