The Read Write Inc Phonics programme
Learning to read is the most important thing your child will learn at our school. Everything else depends on it, so we put as much energy as we possibly can into making sure that every single child learns to read as quickly as possible.
We want your child to love reading – and to want to read for themselves. This is why we put our efforts into making sure they develop a love of books as well as learning to read.
How will my child be taught to read?
We start by teaching phonics to the children in the Reception class. This means that they learn how to ‘read’ the sounds in words and how those sounds can be written down. This is essential for reading, but it also helps children learn to spell well. We teach the children simple ways of remembering these sounds and letters.
Learning Sounds through Read Write Inc.
Children from Reception to Year 2 learn sounds through Read Write Inc. Each child is grouped according to their reading ability and read texts they can access, allowing them to gain confidence and competence in reading.
We assess the children regularly and make changes throughout the term, making sure the children are being challenged appropriately in their group.
Speed Sounds - Set 1
Children begin their learning of Phonics with Speed Sounds - Set 1.
See the sound mat below to learn more about these letter sounds.
Speed Sounds - Set 2 and Set 3
Children progress through Set 1 and continue with Speed Sounds - Set 2 and Set 3.
See the sound mats below to learn more about these letter sounds.
Nonsense Words (Alien Words)
As well as learning to read and blend real words, children will have plenty of opportunities to apply their sound recognition skills on reading ‘Nonsense Words’ like those shown in the example below.