There has been a huge shift in the past few years in how we teach reading in UK schools. This is having a big impact and helping many children learn to read and spell. Phonics is recommended as the first strategy that children should be taught in helping them learn to read. It runs alongside other teaching methods such as Guided Reading and Shared Reading to help children develop all the other vital reading skills and hopefully give them a real love of reading.
The school has recently sent the staff on Read, Write, Inc training, a scheme that can be used as an entire literacy scheme for children usually between the ages of 4 and 7 although some pupils may find accessing the catch up scheme at a later age helpful. As a school we have invested completely in the phonics programme and we will be exploring the possibility of using some of the writing resources over the course of the year.
If you are a parent and you would like to support your child with their phonics, the Read, Write, Inc website has helpful parent tutorials and advice which you may find useful. Click on the picture below to visit their website: