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Read Write Inc

At Burlington Junior School we feel passionately that every child should have the best opportunities possible to become confident and fluent readers. Children who still require quality first phonics in KS2 are taught in small groups with support from a teacher or teaching assistant through the Read Write Inc programme.

Children are assessed and placed in colour groups depending on ability and are then assessed regularly through lessons and formally at the end of each half term. This ensures that the children are making progress and are in a group suited to their ability.

Sessions take place every morning for up to 45 minutes. An additional afternoon speed sound intervention is also in place for those children on the lower colour groups to help teach gaps in sound knowledge. Every child will also read to an adult each day.

Tight tracking by a reading lead is in place to ensure that progress is being made.

Children are provided with the following:

  • Lesson book. This will be either a hard copy or e book online (Oxford Owl). This book has the relevant sounds covered in the daily morning lesson

  • Book bag book. This is an additional book which also includes the key sounds and words that the child is currently learning.

  • Sharing book. This book is not intended for the children to read on their own. The purpose of this book is for an adult to read and share the book with the child at home. This provides the child with an engaging, age appropriate story line and further develops their language, reading and writing skills.

  • Virtual lesson link to the Ruth Miskin School Portal. The lesson will be a repeated virtual lesson covering the same sounds and words as the morning session. This will enable the children to consolidate learning at the end of each day.

Parent Resources

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Parent Feedback

“Pupils speak
enthusiastically about the range of after-school activities on offer.”

Ofsted Feedback

“My daughter is very happy at school and is doing well.  I am pleased with her progress.”

Parent Feedback

“This is my third child to go all the way through Burlington and I would recommend this school every time.”

Parent Feedback

“Leaders create a positive environment where pupils flourish.”

Ofsted Feedback

“In English and mathematics, pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), remember what they have learned over time.”

Ofsted Feedback

“I like this school because we get to learn new things every day”

Pupil Feedback

“Communication with parents has improved recently, Class Dojo is a good addition.  Good to see the topics for this half-term.”

Parent Feedback

“The best thing about Burlington Junior School is the lessons are fun and interesting and we always learn something new.”

Pupil Feedback

“My child loves this school.”

Parent Feedback

“Staff, including those at the early stages of their careers, say they feel supported to fulfil their roles.”

Ofsted Feedback

“Pupils are happy to
attend school. Parents say their children are ‘well cared for, feel safe and can be
themselves’.”

Ofsted Feedback

“Good transition from Year 4- 5.  My child is in a smaller class, well supported in English and Maths.  Nurtured and settled.”

Parent Feedback

“I like Burlington Junior School because we get to go on trips.”

Pupil Feedback

“My child has settled really well here, she feels happy and her hard work is recognised.  Very pleased.”

Parent Feedback

“Daily phonics lessons and extra support in the afternoon take place for pupils who are at the early stages of reading.”

Ofsted Feedback

“In school I like the writing because you get to write about your favourite things.  I love all the language you can use.”

Pupil Feedback

“‘There is something for everyone.’ Clubs range from golfing, cheerleading, football and rugby to mindfulness, yoga and knitting.”

Ofsted Feedback

“Since implementation of Class Dojo we are much more aware of the things that happen whilst at school.  Also the Dojo Points System is a great way to monitor progress.”

Parent Feedback

“Leaders continue to develop a broad and balanced curriculum that raises pupils’ aspirations.”

Ofsted Feedback

“I like doing writing and maths because in maths you get to learn different methods to answer questions and I like writing stories.”

Pupil Feedback

“Parents comment that their children ‘really enjoy reading for pleasure’.”

Ofsted Feedback

“Leaders have high expectations of pupils’ behaviour.”

Ofsted Feedback

“Leaders are keen to ‘sow the seeds of interest’ regarding careers.”

Ofsted Feedback

“My kids love it at Burlington Junior School.”

Parent Feedback

“Furthermore, leaders invite pupils to attend afterschool sessions to help them catch up quickly.”

Ofsted Feedback

“What I like about Burlington Junior School is learning because if you listen carefully you will get smart and you will have a good education and you will get a good job.”

Pupil Feedback

“Leaders achieve this
through daily story-time sessions and ‘reading ambassadors’ who promote reading with their peers.”

Ofsted Feedback

“Leaders encourage good mental health through nurture sessions and a
‘nature’ programme.”

Ofsted Feedback

“Leaders plan aspects of the science curriculum in order to promote
engineering.”

Ofsted Feedback

“Leaders develop pupils’ experiences beyond the community, including
annual visits to London.”

Ofsted Feedback

“My most favourite thing in Burlington Juniors is that we all help each other and that if someone is upset other people go and talk and play with them.” 

Pupil Feedback

“Pupils take home books that match their phonics ability. This helps them to become confident and fluent readers.”

Ofsted Feedback

“Leaders are passionate about ensuring that all pupils receive the education they deserve.”

Ofsted Feedback

“All 3 of my children are very happy at this school”.

Parent Feedback

“Leaders provide a range of opportunities to develop pupils’ interests.”

Ofsted Feedback

“Subject leaders are invited to share curriculum plans with governors.”

Ofsted Feedback

“The school has
put in place a range of strategies and interventions to support pupils with their emotional health and well-being and behaviour.”

Ofsted Feedback

“Burlington Junior School is a wonderful school with great staff.  They have helped me to become really independent whilst supporting me.  I am really happy at this school.” 

Pupil Feedback

“The thing I like about Burlington Junior school is that the teachers are very nice and it’s easy to make new friends.”

Pupil Feedback

“Leaders strive to develop a curriculum that engages and inspires pupils.”

Ofsted Feedback

“My child has settled well into Year 3.  She enjoys Maths especially.”

Parent Feedback

“I like learning about history and the Romans and we are going on a trip to Murton Park.”

Pupil Feedback

“I like learning because I think learning is fun and it allows me to push myself and learn new things every day.”

Pupil Feedback

“Behaviour and attendance continue to improve throughout school.”

Ofsted Feedback

“Both children have attended this school.  Both have enjoyed it and have reached their potential.”

Parent Feedback