Our Approach to teaching Phonics in school 

Phonics is a method of learning to read words. In school we use the Read Write Inc Phonics programme to teach Phonics in Early Years and across Key Stage One. The RWI programme is endorsed by the Department for Education and is recognised as a quality approach to teaching systematic phonics in schools and developing early reading skills. 

Although Phonics is introduced more formally in Reception, we work on developing important pre-cursory Literacy skills right from Nursery, and introduce RWI Phonics to children in the Summer term. In Nursery, children engage with activities that develop hand-eye coordination and finger strength, develop effective listening and communication skills, and explore sounds, words, rhymes and stories. 

Here at Canon Sharples, we invest in Continuous Professional Develoment for all staff to support quality teaching and learning of phonics. Throughout the year, staff engage in a range of development activities to ensure their practice is of the highest standard. We have been awarded a RWI badge by Ruth Miskin in recognition of our commitment and passion in teaching high quality Phonics through the RWI programme.

If you would like to know more about our RWI programme and how to support your child's reading at home please click this link Here.


Literacy and Language 

Read Write Inc. Literacy and Language follows on from Phonics and Comprehension. It is a complete literacy programme for fluent readers in Years 2 to Year 6 which teaches children to read, write and discuss texts with maturity.

Read Write Inc. Literacy and Language is aligned fully to the National Curriculum for reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary. 

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