At St Michael's C of E First School we have begun teaching our new phonics scheme Read, Write Inc.
Read Write Inc. Phonics is a whole-school approach to teaching literacy for 4 to 9-year olds that creates fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers. It integrates phonics with comprehension, writing, grammar, spelling and handwriting using engaging partner work and drama.
In the Foundation Stage all children:
Reading and sharing stories to the children is a key part in developing a love of books and doing this at home also will help.
In Year 1 all children:
By the end of Year 2 we aim for all children to become accurate and fluent readers.
It is estimated that there are at least 228 132 words in the English language. So, we have a choice when it comes to teaching reading: rely on a person’s ability to remember and recall or teach phonics.
When we use phonics, we provide a reading foundation for each child that is based on the letters and sounds of the alphabet. Once a child learns the 26 letters with their 44 sounds and 70 common spellings, they have the tools they need to read words-- any words -- whether they have ever seen them or not.
It is now evidenced in neuro science that the more a person practises a new skill the stronger the neuronal pathways become proving that 'Practise makes permanent.'
You can support you child at home by practising: