Read Write Inc
The Read Write Inc. programmes combine into a complete Literacy programme rooted in the new National Curriculum for children aged ﬁve to eleven. They are designed to stimulate and challenge children’s thinking and create enthusiastic, life-long readers and writers.
Five key principles underpin the teaching in all Read Write Inc. Programmes:
- Participation - our teaching strategies ensure that all children participate fully in the whole lesson – there is no chance for children to lose concentration and miss key elements of the teaching
- Praise – children work together, as partners, taking turns to teach and praise one another and they are motivated by the focused praise they receive from teachers and teaching assistants
- Pace - a lively pace keeps all the children fully engaged
- Purpose - teachers know the purpose of every activity and how it leads into the next
- Passion - it is easy for teachers to be passionate about their teaching because they see their children make such rapid progress.
Programme of Phoneme Awareness Training:-
- Foundation POPAT
- Listen, Choose and Transition
- Listen and Write- Listen and Write Sentences
- Listen, Sort and Spell
- A POPAT for the Visually Impaired is also in the process of being developed
POPAT engages learner’s listening attention; ensures focused listening and teaches the recognition of phonemes and their position within words. POPAT is also a Speech and Language resource that also promotes communication skills.
The order of learning process
- Symbolic understanding
- Sound pictures, CV & VC
- CVC, CCVC, CVCC
- R, j, y & ng & Vowels
- Transition of Letters
- High Frequency (Listen & Write, CLOZE)
- Long Vowel Phonemes
Greenfield School has 2 POPAT trainers who have trained over 40 staff to use the programme and they also train externally throughout Wales in both Mainstream and Special Schools.
POPAT is a vital resource in the Literacy Curriculum. The success that POPAT is having with our learners is evident in the Reading Support Data.
Little Big Maths
Little Big Maths is a teaching method created by Ben Harding that makes Maths progress in Early Years easy and fun for children and for teachers. It follows the same basic principles that have made Big Maths such a huge success across the UK and internationally.
Little Big Maths ensures there is a press on progression within the context of the child’s play, self-discovery and personal learning journey. This framework is known as A-CLIC (Amounts – Counting, Learn Its, It’s Nothing New and Calculation) and is characterised by accurate steps of progression (known as Progress Drives) that makes new learning easy and obvious to children. It provides a seamless transition into the Big Maths programme, but can also be implemented in isolation.
Big Maths is a teaching method created by Ben Harding that makes progress in Maths easy and fun for both children and teachers. Schools up and down the United Kingdom and abroad now learn through Big Maths every day and take part in the ‘Big Maths, Beat That!’ challenge every week. Ben Harding leads an Andrell team of qualified Big Maths consultants that offer high impact training to schools across the world.
Big Maths firstly answers the question, ‘How do we get children properly numerate as they journey through school?’ It provides an accurate and simple, but highly effective, framework that guarantees numeracy progress. This framework is known as CLIC (Counting, Learn Its, It’s Nothing New and Calculation) and is characterised by accurate steps of progression (known as Progress Drives) that make new learning easy and obvious to children by cashing in on the timeless natural laws of Maths.