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We use the synthetic phonics scheme Read Write Inc to teach children the skills to become enthusiastic, fluent and confident readers and writers.


Our Read Write Inc 'Reading Leader' is Mrs Bentley 


The Read Write Inc scheme promotes the teaching of phonics through a structured and uniform approach with the children participating 100% in the learning process.


Across Early Years and Key Stage 1 the children are taught everyday at a dedicated time and in small similar ability groups with the children being regularly assessed, to ensure that we are best meeting their needs. If your child needs extra support in their learning they will be given this in addition to their phonics lesson. 


The scheme ensures that the children are taught the sounds and corresponding graphemes needed to be successful for reading and writing. The children apply their learning of new sounds to read and write both real and nonsense words, in preparation for the Phonics Screening Test in Year 1.

Each session includes these key elements:

  • Speed sounds session - introduces the new sound
  • Fred talk - the children are supported to blend sounds in to words using the character 'Fred Frog'.
  • Spellings
  • Word reading
  • Book work - once your child is reading, they will bring a Read, Write Inc reading book home each night to practice


Read Write Inc use pure sounds, ('m' not 'muh', 's' not suh,etc.) . This enables your child to be able to blend the sounds into words more easily. 


Here is a document to show the sounds they will learn and the rhymes in which we learn for each one. You can use this document to help support your child's phonics development. 

The Ruth Miskin, Read, Write Inc, website offers a whole host of parent information guides and videos designed to help parents support their child's phonic development.


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