Fresh Start

literacy

Fresh Start is a synthetic phonics programme from Read Write Inc. At Wilmington Academy the programme is run with a selected group of Year 7 students who have not yet cracked the ‘code of reading’ and through learning the 44 sounds in fast paced and engaging lessons, moving on to sounds blends, then reading words.

This programme is in its third year at the academy with students making fantastic gains.

In 2011-2012, some of the student achievements included Matthew Swyer (M3) who improved his reading age by 3 years and 3 months; Harry Tomkinson (M11) who improved his reading age by 3 years and 6 months; and Madeline Coventry (A14) who celebrated a reading age gain of 5 years and 9 months!

Well done and many thanks to their literacy teacher, Anne Billings.