This year we are introducing  Read, Write Inc to support our pupils with their phonics knowledge.  We will start by using the RWI (Read, Write, Inc) programme to teach the children  as soon as they join Springfield and this will continue until they are ready to exit the programme.  This means that each child will learn how to 'read' the sounds in words and how these sounds can be written down.  This is essential for reading, but it also helps children learn how to spell well.  We will teach the children simple ways of remembering these sounds and letters.

The children also practise reading (and spelling) what we call 'tricky words', such as 'once' and 'said'.  They practise reading with books that match their phonics and the 'tricky words' they know.  This way they start believing in themselves as successful readers and this does wonders for their confidence.

Children who have successfully completed the programme will move on to RWI spelling which covers all the spelling rules.  We believe pupils at Springfield House will love these sessions as they complete a variety of activities and work with a partner in a fun and engaging way.

We want your child to love reading - and to want to read for themselves.  At Springfield House, teachers, TAs, adults and older pupils read to the children too, so they get to know all sorts of stories, poetry and information books.  They learn many more words this way and it also helps their writing.