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Phonics & Reading at Skelton

Phonics Approach to Reading: Read, Write Inc. Programme

At Skelton, we use the Read, Write Inc. programme to deliver a systematic phonics approach to reading to get children off to a flying start with their Literacy. The programme enables every child to become confident and fluent readers at the first attempt. Every child who completes Read, Write Inc. learns to read fluently and confidently. During the programme, children learn:

• The English alphabetical code: first they learn one way to read the 40+ sounds and blend these sounds into words, then learn to read the same sounds with alternative graphemes. (link to video of pronunciation of sounds).
• To experience success from the very beginning. Lively phonic books are closely matched to their increasing knowledge of phonics and ‘tricky’ words and, as children re-read the stories, their fluency increases.
• To think aloud and discuss books, children are helped to read with a storyteller’s voice, responding to the punctuation.
• Children listen to adults read books throughout the week and engage in dialogic reading using picture books and popular children’s literature.

How Read, Write Inc is Organised

4-8 year olds up to 1 hour day taught by teachers grouped by progress assessed every 6-8 weeks
and TAs