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Reading at Barnby Road

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At Barnby Road Academy we follow the Read, Write, Inc. Phonics programme to teach children to read and spell.   This programme is for children in Foundation 2 to Year 2 who are learning to read and write. Any pupils in Year 3 and 4 who need to catch up may also access RWI to help them make rapid progress in reading.


Children learn the 44 common sounds in the English language and how to blend them to read and spell. The scheme includes both a reading and a writing focus. Pupils work within ability groups which are reviewed regularly to ensure children are making rapid progress with their reading. These groups are usually smaller than a normal class size to enable us to target and support children to achieve their best and learn to read as quickly as possible.


A reading information session is held each year, in September, for Foundation 2 parents and careers. We explain how staff will teach children to read at Barnby Road and provide an information pack to help parents understand how to support their child at home.


You can find out more about Read, Write, Inc. on the website below where there are videos to help parents support children learning to read at home and explain how to pronounce the sounds the children are learning in their RWI lessons. Alternatively, please come and speak to Miss Woolridge or Mrs Marfleet, our Reading Leaders; they are always happy to help!

The Curriculum at Barnby Road

Please have a look below to find out more about the learning in each year group across the school. 

Subjects at Barnby Road