"Read as much as possible to and with your child."

Ryecroft Primary Academy 2018

How we teach your children to read and write

Every child deserves success right from the start. We know that the sooner children learn to read, the greater their success at school. This is why we put reading at the heart of what we do.

We use a teaching programme called Read Write Inc. to teach our children to read and write.

During this time, we group children by their reading ability for 30 minutes and re-assess children every half-term so we can place them in the group where they will make the most progress. We provide extra daily one-to-one sessions for children who need a bit of a boost to keep up.

The video below tells you a little bit about the programme and how it works.

More information can be found here at the Read Write Inc. website.

What does a phonics lesson look like?

A phonics lesson is split into three parts, speed sounds, reading then writing.

Speed Sounds

First we teach them one way to read and write the 40+ sounds in English. We use pictures to help, for example we make 'a?' into the shape of an apple, 'f' into the shape of a flower.

Children learn to read words by sound-blending using a frog called Fred. Fred says the sounds and children help him blend the sounds to read each word.

As they progress through the programme we teach children the different spellings of the same sounds, for example, they learn that the sound 'ay' is written ay, a-e and ai; the sound 'ee' is written ee, e and ea. We use phrases to help them remember each sound for example, ay, may I play, a-e 'make a cake'

Click here here to see the rhymes for each sound.

Below is a quick and easy video which will help you show your children how to pronounce each sound.

Click here to learn more about Phonics Screening.