Phonics


We use Read Write Inc. as our method of teaching phonics.

Read Write Inc. Phonics teaches children to read accurately and fluently with good comprehension. They learn to form each letter, spell correctly, and compose their ideas step-by-step.

Reading

Children learn the English alphabetic code: first they learn one way to read the 40+ sounds and blend these sounds into words, then learn to read the same sounds with alternative graphemes.

They experience success from the very beginning. Lively phonic books are closely matched to their increasing knowledge of phonics and ‘tricky’ words and, as children re-read the stories, their fluency increases.

Along with a thought-provoking introduction, prompts for thinking out loud and discussion, children are helped to read with a storyteller’s voice.

Writing

The children write every day, rehearsing out loud what they want to say, before spelling the words using the graphemes and ‘tricky’ words they know.

They practise handwriting every day: sitting at a table comfortably, they learn correct letter formation and how to join letters speedily and legibly.

Children’s composition (ideas, vocabulary and grammar) is developed by drawing on their own experiences and talking about the stories they read.

 
 

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Understanding Phonics

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What is Read Write Inc Phonics?

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How to say the sounds

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Why read to your child?

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The Phonics Reading Check

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10 things to think about when you read to your child

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Reading the stretchy sounds with your child

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Reading the bouncy sounds with your child

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Reading the digraph sounds with your child

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Sound blending

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Blending sounds books

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The Frieze