In our school we use Read, Write Inc to teach phonics. Phonics is the sound linked to letters that helps make sense of the written word. All children in EYFS and Key Stage 1 have a phonics lesson every day following a structured routine every lesson. In the slides below there are examples of each stage of the lesson to show you how we structure your child’s phonic lessons. Click on the links below for more information:
They work in class or smaller homogeneous groups where staff teach them the range of sounds appropriate to the children’s stage of understanding. To help your child to write each of the letter sounds there are some helpful, memorable phrases which we use in school.
We do not have one set reading scheme in school as we believe children need to experience a range and variety of books. Our reading books are graded by colour according to difficulty known as Book Bands and children work through the bands at their own rate. Within the bands, books are taken from several different established schemes such as Read, Write Inc., Bug Club, Rigby Star and Oxford Reading Tree. There are also some “real” books that are not written as part of a scheme. This system ensures that children are exposed to a wide variety of authors and genres and can become very discerning in their choices. As there is a range of books in each band, some may be slightly harder or easier and yet still fit into a certain range.
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