Phonics & Reading

Phonics is taught through the Read, Write Inc model which is a rigorous approach to the teaching of reading and comprehension in line with the new National Curriculum. Mrs Gruszka is our Read Write Inc manager at Beechwood. She attends national training and co-ordinates the implementation, monitoring and assessment of the Read Write Inc (RWI) programme in school. There are many helpful resources and information for parents regarding RWI on the Ruth Miskin website, please click on the link below to find out more.
Phonics and Reading
At Beechwood Primary Academy, our current approach to reading is the Read, Write Inc programme based on a systematic and dynamic literacy programme rooted in phonics. We use the Read, Write Inc reading books to support the teaching of reading in school. We use a variety of reading schemes to support home-school reading at Beechwood. The main reading schemes used throughout the school are Oxford Reading Tree, Rigby Star, Ginn and the books coded using the Renn reading programme. Please read on for further information regarding Renn.
Owl Reading Scheme at Beechwood

The Beechwood Primary Academy Reading scheme celebrates and rewards children for reading widely at school and at home. Parents are encouraged to read at home with their children and communicate with teachers through a home-school reading diary. Reading achievements are celebrated at school assemblies and the names of all the children are displayed on the wooden Owl Reading Trees in the school hall. Look out for them next time you attend an event in the school hall.
Reading Rewards
 Award  Foundation & Key Stage 1  Key Stage 2
 10 Books  Certificate  Certificate
 25 Books  Reading Sticker Certificate  Bronze Owl Badge 
 50 Books  Reading Badge Certificate  Silver Owl Badge Certificate
 100 Books Reading Bookmark Certificate   Gold Owl Badge Certificate
 100+ Books  Special Reading Badge Certificate   Special Reading Badge Certificate