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Phonics and Early Reading

The teaching of phonics and early reading

Skilled word reading involves both the speedy working out of the pronunciation of unfamiliar printed words (decoding) and the speedy recognition of familiar printed words. Underpinning both is the understanding that the letters on the page represent the sounds in spoken words. To ensure our children are able to do this, we use systematic synthetic phonics teaching in the early teaching of reading. 

Phonics is taught daily to all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. In Year 3 and above, pupils who need it will continue to receive the appropriate phonics input.

We believe that phonics should be taught systematically and consistently. As a school, we follow the highly regarded Read Write Inc. Phonics programme. Our staff are very experienced in the delivery of Read Write Inc. Phonics and children enjoy participating focussed, structured lessons which enable them to make progress and feel confident in their reading. 

Understanding Phonics for Parents:

This video explains what the National Curriculum says about learning to read and how phonics can help.

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