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Teaching early Reading


Phonics is taught through discrete daily sessions from Foundation to Year Two and in KS2, booster sessions are delivered where a need is identified.  We follow the highly successful,  ‘Read, Write, Inc’ systematic approach. This means that the children are taught the 44 phonemes (sounds) in the English language, linking letters or groups of letters with sounds. We use the Read, Write, Inc programme for phonics, early reading and writing to ensure a sound foundation in these skills. We endeavour to make learning phonics as practical, fun, engaging and memorable as possible for our children. 

Children who are not making the expected progress are identified early and receive regular one-to-one intervention to help them reach their goals.