Phonics and Reading Schemes

Our Phonics and Reading Scheme

At Rosecroft Primary we teach our children to read and write using a systematic phonics programme called Read Write Inc.

In reception we begin by teaching children to read the first thirty sounds and to blend these sounds to read words. Once they have mastered this skill, they start reading books that have words made up of the sounds they know. We teach them how to write the sounds and to use this knowledge to spell words, leading to writing short sentences. As their confidence and fluency grows, we teach more sounds and the children read increasingly complex texts. Children move through the programme at their own pace and are given extra support if they need it.

Children read daily using books from the Read Write Inc. scheme, various other reading schemes and from real books. Children take home individual reading books and 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.

Please click on the logo at the top of the page for more details on how Read Write Inc is taught.

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