St John Fisher: Our Vision

At St John Fisher, we strive to create a school community where children and adults achieve their full potential and SHINE! We will achieve this through engagement, high expectations and by treating all with respect and dignity.

  • We strive to raise standards of achievement and accelerate pupil progress through quality first teaching, high quality marking and the effective use of academic targets and success criteria to offer pupils clear guidance on how to improve.

At St. John Fisher, we have adopted a scheme called ‘Read Write Inc.’ which is being successfully used by schools across the country.  Currently, the scheme is being used by children from Reception to Year 3, here is a simple guide to the scheme:

 

Learning to read

What is Read Write Inc?

Read Write Inc(RWI) is a consistent, rigorous and dynamic literacy programme which teaches EVERY child following it to read as early in their school careers as possible. Using synthetic phonics, children learn to quickly blend letter sounds together by following a fun and effective programme. The aim is to get children through the programme quickly ensuring that they become fluent and confident readers.

Why have we switched to RWI?

The RWI has been proven to be a very successful method in other schools throughout the country. Since we are passionate about reading at St John Fisher, we endeavour to help our children become the best readers that they can as early as possible and so the scheme suits our needs and the needs of our children perfectly.

Who will be following the programme?

All the children from Reception to Year 3 have been assessed by our RWI Lead (Miss Morgan) and have been placed in groups at the appropriate level for them. Children will be assessed at the end of each half term and placed into new groups if this is necessary. This is to ensure that all children are working at the level which suits their personal needs.

How often will my child read with a teacher?

Children will read their RWI books every morning with a fully trained member of staff. This could be a class teacher (not necessarily their own!), or a teaching assistant. These books are kept in school. Your child will still bring home a reading book and it is still extremely important that you listen to your child read every day.

Where can I find out more about RWI?

The official Read Write Inc website provides all of the information you need to support your child through the programme:

www.oup.com/oxed/primary/rwi