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01/04/24

Liora is running the Manchester Marathon for Chobham Friends!You can help raise money for Chobham Friends by donating online https://t.co/37hFmmQGEl

08/03/24

choir representing at a national choral competition last weekend - WOW 🔥🙌🏾👏🏼🫶🏿⚡️! Three part harmony, syncopated body percussion and in Portuguese 🇵🇹. We are so proud of how hard you worked and can’t wait to hear what you do next! pic.twitter.com/6FXMoePk7D

08/03/24

choir representing at a national choral competition last weekend - WOW 🔥🙌🏾👏🏼🫶🏿⚡️! Three part harmony, syncopated body percussion and in Portuguese 🇵🇹. We are so proud of how hard you worked and can’t wait to hear what you do next! pic.twitter.com/6FXMoePk7D

08/03/24

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08/03/24

A fantastic International Women’s Day at Chobham today! Celebrating all women and helping to 💜💜 pic.twitter.com/8dffQkuDVd

04/03/24

Our penultimate choir is from the Olympic Park in London: Harris Academy Chobham Junior Choir. Great percussion accompaniment! pic.twitter.com/tBKi9iedjL

03/03/24

We are sooooo proud of our choir who are competing on Manchester today! We send all the luck and positivity! https://t.co/v0ZDGUNhkC

03/03/24

Our penultimate choir is from the Olympic Park in London: Harris Academy Chobham Junior Choir. Great percussion accompaniment! pic.twitter.com/tBKi9iedjL

29/02/24

Year 2’s first ever visit to the primary school library for their first Accelerated Reader session! These readers are super excited to get their hands on the big books! pic.twitter.com/nY65QV5uaG

29/02/24

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29/02/24

Our YUCAN group were lucky enough to go to Shrek’s Adventure and then for a trip on the London Eye this week! So much fun for these amazing pupils! pic.twitter.com/wxQYqDyqfZ

29/02/24

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29/02/24

Year 4 were happy historians at The British Museum last week learning all about things from the past. pic.twitter.com/SFC2KNy8zu

29/02/24

Get along to Chess Club on Thursdays at the Lighthouse and Gardens! With an amazing teacher every week for only £6 per child! pic.twitter.com/mqFwkiRE3A

28/02/24

Important team talks and tactics before the boys and girls’ football matches today! Well done to our boys for winning and reaching the final!! pic.twitter.com/BhrFZiFvIP

15/02/24

Please sign up to support us on to increase our chances of winning a massive £1,000 donation! Every new person who joins counts as an extra entry - but hurry, you've only got until the end of the week. It's completely free to help: https://t.co/51mhDqf8Zc

15/02/24

Thank you to all the amazing stalls who came and participated in our Cultural Celebration Day last week! It was an amazing event with such a range of things on offer from many different cultures! 🥳🥳🥳#culturalcelebration pic.twitter.com/nU1YOtIh18

15/02/24

A huge thank you to ! The girls absolutely love their new kits from their sponsor! It really is amazing to see them wearing them with pride! 🤩🤩 https://t.co/x0ukWvZgrX

22/12/23

Thank you to everyone who donated to our fundraiser! Our Christmas Elves (the amazing year 10 prefects) packed 20 bags of gifts for the children staying there over Christmas and a little something for the staff too 🎁 🌲 pic.twitter.com/Vs94QEtVtZ

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RWI Phonics

At Harris Academy Chobham we use Read Write Inc Phonics (RWI) to give your child the best possible start with their literacy. We have put together a guide to how the RWI programme works together with some useful links.

Miss King is our Read Write Inc lead teacher for EYFS, so if you have questions about RWI, contact school who can refer you to her. Please take the time to read the information as it will provide invaluable information as to how you can help and support your child in reading.

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Read Write Inc (RWI) is a phonics 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 Chobham, we begin the programme in Nursery and will continue teaching RWI to children beyond the age of 7 if they still need support in their reading.

RWI was developed by Ruth Miskin and more information on this can be found at https://ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/.

How will RWI be taught?

All children are assessed regularly by our RWI lead teacher so they work with children at the same level in homogenous groups. This allows complete participation in lessons.

Nursery

In the summer term, children will be introduced to the RWI characters and the initial sounds in short sessions.

Reception

In Reception, all children will learn how to ‘read’ the sounds in words and how those sounds can be written down.

Reading

The children:

  • learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letters/letter groups using simple picture prompts 
  • learn to read words using Fred talk and sound blending
  • read from a range of storybooks and non-fictions books matched to their phonic knowledge
  • work well with partners
  • develop comprehension skills in stories by answering 'Fastest Finger' and 'Have a Think' discussion questions

Writing

The children:

  • learn to write and form the letters/letter groups which represent the 44 sounds with the help of fun phrases
  • learn to write words by using Fred Talk
  • learn to build sentences by practising sentences out loud before they write 

Talking

The children:

  • They work in pairs so that they:
  • answer every question
  • practise every activity with their partner
  • take turns in talking and reading to each other
  • develop ambitious vocabulary

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