Phonics & Reading

To teach children to read in Early Years and Key Stage One, school uses the Synthetic Phonics Programme called 'Read, Write, Inc'. Every day children receive 20 minutes of phonics and reading teaching in Reception and 40 minutes in KS1. The lessons consist of a Speed sound lesson and a Reading lesson.

Speed Sound Lessons: Set 1

  • Say the new sound
  • Read the sound
  • Review sounds-spot the new sound in the pack
  • Write the sounds
  • Speed write
  • ‘Fred talk’-Fred says the sounds, children repeat and say the whole word

Speed Sound Lessons and Word Time: Set 2 and Set 3

  • Say the new sound
  • Read the sound
  • Review sounds-spot the new sound in the pack
  • Read the words
  • Review the words
  • Reading assessment
  • Spell with Fred Fingers-say the sounds using fingers
  • Spell review

Reading Lesson

  • Speed sounds from the Storybook
  • Story words
  • Names and single-syllable words
  • Root words and suffixes
  • Speedy Green words
  • Red word cards
  • Partner Practice
  • Story Introduction
  • First read-children
  • Read aloud-teacher

Children are grouped according to ability across and between the key stages and are assessed every 6 to 7 weeks so that they can be regrouped according to their needs. Weaknesses are picked up quickly and 1:1 tuition put in place so that all children 'Keep up' with the pace. The three videos below contain further information about the programme.

What is ‘Read, Write inc ‘ phonics?

https://youtu.be/sjlPILhk7bQ

Understanding phonics

https://youtu.be/bXOJUPNVnLc

Sound pronunciation guide

https://youtu.be/hCBzNnSSxds