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We teach reading through synthetic phonics, using a highly successful scheme called Read Write Inc.

Read Write Inc is strongly research based and has an extremely strong track record. Through RWI, children are taught to read the 40+ graphemes in English and to blend these to decode both known and unknown words through engaging and carefully designed texts.

All our EYFS and KS1 adults are Ruth Miskin trained.

Children will read books which primarily develop  this phonic knowledge, re-reading most texts several times to increase confidence.

Learn more about synthetic phonics and the RWI scheme by visiting https://www.ruthmiskin.com

See the Phonics section of the Curriculum Map for details

Early Years Foundation Stage

In EYFS, children are exposed to a range of quality literature and encouraged to develop a love of books and stories. Additionally, vocabulary and background knowledge is carefully developed.

Reading is introduced in Reception through Read Write Inc, a structured programme which gives our children a strong foundation of synthetic phonics to build confidence and skill with unknown words.

Children are also exposed to a range of quality literature and activities designed to increase understanding and enjoyment of the texts they encounter.

See Curriculum Map for details of texts.

Key Stage 1

Spoken language and vocabulary remain at the heart of our reading curriculum. Vocabulary is taught both in explicit noun and verb sets and also as words which are encountered in texts.

Reading is taught primarily through synthetic phonics  using the Ruth Miskin scheme Read Write Inc (RWI). Children are grouped according to attainment. RWI is taught 5 days a week until the scheme is completed at the end of Year 1 or beginning of Year 2.

In addition to RWI, children will read and discover a range of other texts and tales, with a half termly  focus on a  specific skill.

See Curriculum Map for details of texts.

Year 1 Phonics Newsletters

year 1 phonics newsletter may 2 2024 docx.pdf

year 1 phonics newsletter may 2024 docx.pdf