Phonics and Reading Schemes

Our Phonics and Reading Schemes

At Rosecroft Primary we teach our children to read and write using systematic phonics

In reception we begin by teaching children a first set of sounds and how blend them together to read words. We also teach them how to write the graphemes (letters) and they can then use this knowledge to write words, This enables the children to start writing short sentences. As their confidence and fluency grows, we teach more sounds and the children read increasingly complex texts. Children move forward at their own pace and are given extra support if they need it.

Children read daily in groups and are encouraged to borrow books to read at home. We encourage parents to read regularly with their child and write a comment in their home/school reading book. By the end of Year 2, it is our expectation that the vast majority of children will be fluent readers and will no longer need explicit phonics teaching for reading.

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