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'Reading opens the door to all learning'


'A child who reads a lot will become a good reader'


'A good reader will be able to read challenging material'


'A child who reads challenging material is a child who will learn'


'The more a child learns the more a child wants to find out'


At Northwood Community Primary School our children follow the Read Write Inc. programme for Literacy.


Read Write Inc. Phonics is an exciting programme that teaches children to read and write quickly and easily. First children learn the common sounds in the English Language and how to sound-blend words for reading. At the same time they develop skills of handwriting and spelling. They progress to read and comprehend lively storybooks containing words that they can decode so they achieve early success in reading.


As part of Read Write Inc. we focus on the 5 P's - praise, participation, purpose, passion and pace. We use these principles in all lessons as they are the foundation of effective teaching and learning.


The official Read Write Inc. website:


Provides all the information you need to support your child through the programme.


Video clip - pure sounds pronunciation guide -


Polar Bears - 'Play in a Day' with Altru Drama

With the help of Altru Drama our children created and performed a 'Play in a Day' relating to the life and writings of Roald Dahl. This relates to our work on significant authors in Literacy.