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Phonics and Early Reading

Synthetic phonics has been proven to be the most effective approach to developing early reading proficiency and at Seahouses Primary we believe this is the best way to introduce children to the joy of reading.

 

 

Read, Write Inc. is a systematic approach that we use to teach our pupils how to read. Children are taught to use phonics as the approach to decoding unfamiliar words. Every child in EYFS and Year 1 has a daily phonics input, as well as any older children who may require it. 

 

Throughout school, we thrive to encourage a rounded approach to reading where phonics skills are applied to increase fluency and improve comprehension. Our reading books are levelled to match the progression in phonics in order to offer children a range of fiction and non-fiction texts that challenge them at an appropriate level to ensure accelerated learning.

 

Children are taught 'Red Words' or common exception words aligned with Read Write Inc. Their developing phonics knowledge enables them to sequentially build up their store of words to become fluent and confident readers.

 

Children are taught how to apply their phonic knowledge independently and are provided with opportunities to practise and consolidate their skills in both reading and writing.

 

A typical Read, Write Inc. session will include the following: 

 

- Speed Sounds Session (children will be taught a new sound) 

- Word Time 

- Text Introduction 

- Reading of the text

- Writing Task 

- Comprehension Task  

 

Home Reading

 

We provide the children with three texts each week. These include the following: 

 

A Read Write Inc. Book Bag Book- This book is closely matched to your child's phonic ability and it will link to the texts your child is accessing in school. It will contain words with phonemes and Red Words that your child is familiar with. 

 

An Oxford Reading Tree book- This book is provided to support your child in building their bank of High Frequency Words and also for their pleasure. They may not be able to read this completely independently but it can be enjoyed with a family member or friend. 

Library Book- This book is chosen purely by the child based on their interests. They may or may not be able to read this but this is a book they have complete choice over. This book is for pleasure and enjoyment. 

Additional Resources 

 

Here are some resources you can access for additional guidance in order to support your child further with their phonic knowledge: 

 

Read Write Inc. Guide for Parents Click Here
Learn to read with phonics (Parents Guide)  Click here                                                      
Parent support films Click Here

 

Oxford Owl 

 

A free website to help you support your child with reading and foster a love of reading. 

It includes:

  • Over 100 FREE e-books to enjoy with your child
  • A Phonics guide (including how to say the sounds correctly)
  • Ideas for motivating boys to read
  • Great ideas to keep children reading in the holidays
  • Reading games and activities.

 

Oxford Owl            Click here              

 

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