At Byron we teach phonics through a DfE-validated systematic synthetic phonics programme called Read Write Inc. (RWI)
This is a wholeschool approach to teaching early reading and writing, designed to ensure progress for every child.
Read Write Inc. teachers learn how to inject their lessons with energy and enjoyment, from teaching the first sounds to developing fluency and comprehension and engaging children in the best stories that reflect all children’s lives.
Children learn to read sounds and blend them into words. They apply this phonic knowledge to read and comprehend Storybooks that are carefully matched to the sounds they know. Children learn to read these books with a storyteller’s voice.
The aim of Read Write Inc. is for children to learn to read early. They also learn how to form letters using mnemonics to help them. They learn to spell correctly using their Fred fingers. And they learn to compose their own writing - drawing upon ideas from the story they’ve just read.
Everything knits together: The phonics supports the reading and writing; The reading supports the writing, the writing supports the reading.
Click HERE to access a book about supporting reading at home.
Booklet 2, aimed at supporting reading at home can be accessed HERE