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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.

Children have access to high quality resources to help them understand and practice their phonics knowledge and skills.

Children will learn to read their sounds and words in small groups, spending time practising the skills they need to become fluent readers.

Children use the memorable phrases and pictures to help them remember and spell their initial sounds.

 As children progress through the programme, they will begin to read longer books, practising their reading skills daily.

Children use their sound knowledge to begin to read and spell longer words and use their phonics skills throughout their daily learning.


Useful Links

Understanding phonics

How to say the sounds  ‚Äč

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