Phonics

At Swillington Primary School, our mission is to provide a transformative cradle-to-career education that allows our children to enjoy lives of choice and opportunity.

Children who read or are read to regularly have the opportunity to open the doors to so many different worlds!

More importantly, reading will give your child the tools to become an independent, lifelong learner.

We develop early readers by:

  • Using Read Write Inc, a programme to help to your child read at school
  • Encouraging children to develop a love of books by reading to them daily, at home and at school
  • Giving children access to a wide range of books at school and at home

At Swillington Primary School, we use Read Write Inc Phonics (RWI) to give your child the best possible start with their English development.

What is Read Write Inc?

Read Write Inc (RWI) is a complete phonics literacy programme which helps all children learn to read fluently and at speed so they can focus on developing their skills in comprehension, vocabulary and spelling. The programme is designed for children aged 4-7. However, at Swillington Primary School, we begin the programme in Nursery and will continue teaching RWI to children beyond the age of 7, as we use a stage, not age, approach.

RWI was developed by Ruth Miskin, and more information on this can be found here.

We have been working closely with the Jerry Clay Academy, funded by the Department for Education to support schools in achieving excellence in teaching reading and early language development. We started our journey and staff training for Read Write Inc during the Summer Term of 2021. This was a vital process to ensure that our delivery today is the best it can be!

Mrs McEvoy is our Read Write Inc lead teacher. If you have questions about RWI, contact the school, which can refer you to Mrs McEvoy.

Dates for your diary

Events

Monday, June 24, 2024

EYFS New Starters Parent Meeting

5pm in the main hall

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Sports Day

Sports day at school (If poor weather, Thursday 27th June)

Northern Hemisphere AM

Southern Hemisphere PM

Friday, July 12, 2024

Dress down day

Bring a tombola gift

Reports out to parents

Thursday, July 18, 2024

Summer Fayre

School closures

Friday, July 5, 2024

Data Day

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Term dates 2023-24

Holiday Dates

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Autumn Term 1

Monday 4 September to Friday 27 October

Autumn Term 2

Spring Term 1

Monday 19 February to Thursday 28th March

Monday 8 January to Friday 9 February

Monday 6 November to Friday 22 December

Monday 15 April to Friday 24 May

Spring Term 2

Christmas Holidays

Monday 25 December to Friday 5 January

Half Term

Monday 30 October to Friday 3 November

Half Term

Monday 12 February to Friday 16 February

Summer Term 1

Easter Holidays

Friday 29th March to Friday 12 April

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Half Term

Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May

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Monday 22 July to Friday 30 August

Monday 3 June to Friday 19 July