Phonics

"Phonemic awareness lays the foundation for learning letters."

Lisa Adele

Subject Leader: Mrs Pay

Read Write Inc is a DFE-validated phonics scheme that teaches children the sounds in English, the letters that represent them, and how to form the letters when writing. Read Write Inc includes reading books that only use the letters and sounds pupils have currently learnt at each level (and a small number of separately taught tricky words).

Mission Statement: Teach Every Child to Read

Core Principles:

1. Put the teaching of reading at the heart of schools and ensure teachers have the knowledge and determination to teach every child, regardless of age, background or need
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2. Choose the best books to read aloud so children might read them for themselves.
3. Place literature as the central pillar in establishing all children’s identity.

What is Fred Talk?
Teachers will introduce your child to a toy frog called Fred once he or she is ready to start reading words. Fred can only say the sounds in a word and needs your child to help him blend the sounds to read the word. For example, Fred will say the sounds c–a–t, and children will say the word ‘cat.’ This is Fred Talk: sounding out the word.