Welcome to Wrotham Road Primary School

Our school office 

Our school environment with our school values displayed 

Our Vision

We are a community where everyone is encouraged to do their very best and aim high – a place where new activities can be attempted without a fear of failure but where excitement and ambition is encouraged. We have a supportive environment in which every individual is able to fulfil his or her potential.

There is strong co-operation between all our age groups and cultures – children and adults, all making connections and contributions through a mutual respect for one another. We are a warm, friendly, ‘family’ where people are welcomed and accepted; a place that people want to come to every day.

We have created a vibrant environment and atmosphere that inspires and motivates all who are part of it. A community that values not only academic achievement but also passions for sport and the creative arts, where children can learn to express themselves both physically and creatively.

Our vision is that our children will ultimately become adults who have a desire for life-long learning who will make a positive contribution to a society that is free from prejudice. Many will (and do) continue to be part of this school community for years to come; whether as Governors, or ultimately as parents themselves. We even have ex-pupils seeking to work here as support staff and teachers!

Our pupils look back on their time at Wrotham Road Primary School with affection and smile as they remember what a great time they had and how much they gained from being with us.

At Wrotham Road Primary School we use the Read Write Inc (RWI) programme to get children off to a flying start with their literacy. RWI is a method of learning centered around letter sounds and phonics, and we use it to aid children in their reading and writing. Reading opens the door to learning. A child who reads a lot will become a good reader. A good reader will be able to read more challenging material. A child who reads challenging material is a child who will learn. The more a child learns, the more he or she will want to find out. Using RWI, the children learn to read effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into comprehending what they read. It also allows them to spell effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into composing what they write.

When using RWI to read the children will:

  • learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letter/letter groups using simple picture prompts
  • learn to read words using Fred Talk
  • read lively stories featuring words they have learned to sound out
  • show that they comprehend the stories by answering questions.

When using RWI to write the children will:

  • learn to write the letters/letter groups which represent 44 sounds.
  • learn to write words by saying the sounds in Fred Talk
  • write simple sentences
  • compose stories based on picture strips
  •  compose a range of stories based on writing frames.

Here is a link to a video clip which shows the programme in action and explains everything, especially ‘Fred talk’!

READ, WRITE INC

Here is also a link for Read, Write Inc Parent Information: http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/