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Moving from a jolly phonics school to a read write inc - confusing for a 6yo?

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Mayor22 Sun 08-May-16 11:33:47

DD (6) year 1 - is likely moving from a primary which uses jolly phonics to teach reading to one which uses read, write inc. She is now a confident reader (her class is split into groups for phonics, she's in the top group who go into the year 2 class for their phonics session) - will it be really confusing for her or are the principles just the same? I know in reception there were the jolly phonics songs but I guess the songs have fallen by the wayside now and just the phonics sounds are used so hopefully it won't be too confusing?

mrz Sun 08-May-16 12:28:01

Sounds are initially introduced in a slightly different order but shouldn't be a problem at this stage.

Mayor22 Sun 08-May-16 12:43:49

That's good to know, thank you!

LittleNelle Sun 08-May-16 12:52:36

I think she'll be fine. The big difference is that RWI uses rhymes for letter formation - each letter has a character that is different to the Jolly Phonics ones (eg in JP the sound c/k/ck is castenets, in RWI the letter C is a caterpillar and K is a kangaroo), but by Year 2 they're probably not referring to them.

jamdonut Sun 08-May-16 21:27:36

Shouldn't be a problem,once they've learned the sounds, we don't use the rhymes as much, only if there's a blank look! It might seem strange at first, because of the lesson format, but I'm sure she'll soon "get" it.

Mayor22 Sun 08-May-16 21:53:36

That's reassuring, thank you for your replies.

Vixster2016 Tue 31-May-16 21:55:07

Hi, my daughter's school has recently introduced RWI, however when I asked how I should be helping her at home, the teacher told me that the books were not important! I've watched several tutorials on the RWI and I find this statement quite hard to believe, should the school be using the books as well?

RafaIsTheKingOfClay Wed 01-Jun-16 20:03:49

I'd imagine so. What are they using instead?

I can't see how you can teach it without, really. AFAIK, other than the lessons where the speed sounds are introduced, the lessons are based around the books.

Believeitornot Wed 01-Jun-16 20:05:38

If she is a top reader I'm not sure it matters as she must know most of the sounds? My dd moved schools with different schemes and had no issue. He's in year 1.

ktjb39 Fri 03-Jun-16 21:24:45

If she can already read then by the end of year 1 she would probably be off the rwi scheme anyway or continuing on with the higher level books. We use it at our school the books are good and really help with comprehension and vocabulary extension.

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