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To help our children develop a love of reading and to support their confidence and fluency from an early age, we introduce phonics teaching at the very start of their learning journey with us. 

We follow a successful and respected programme, Read Write Inc, which has been developed to ‘teach every child to read and write – and to keep them reading. No exceptions.’ 

Children begin by learning one way to read the 40+ sounds and blend these sounds into words, then learn to read the same sounds with alternative letters.  They experience success from the very beginning. Exciting phonic books are closely matched to their knowledge of phonics and ‘tricky’ words and, as children re-read the stories, their fluency increases.  Along with a thought-provoking introduction, prompts for thinking out loud and discussion, children are helped to read with a storyteller’s voice. 

This immersive and systematic approach to teaching children to read sparks their love for stories and gives them the confidence to read any book they want.

Useful Links

The Phonics Screening Check

How to say the sounds

Revision - Set 2 & 3 sounds

Practicing the sounds at home with your children will help them recognise the sounds in words and read with accuracy and fluency. Choose a video and encourage your child to join in with the teacher.  
Set 2

Sounds ay ee igh

Sounds ow oo oo

Sounds ar or air

Sounds ir ou oy

Set 3

Sounds ea oi a-e

Sounds i-e o-e u-e

Sounds aw are ur

Sounds er ow ai

Sounds oa ew ire

Sounds ear ure

Phonics Games

Playing phonics games with your child is a great way to practice the sounds at home.  Here are a few ideas of games you could play which are easy and fun to set up at home.


    Monks Orchard Primary School

    The Glade, Shirley, Croydon, CR0 7UF
    020 8654 2570