Supporting Phonics and Reading at Home

Our Approach to teaching Phonics in school

Phonics is a method of learning to read words. In school we use the Read Write Inc programme to teach Phonics from Reception through to 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 formally in Reception, we work on developing important pre-cursor Literacy skills right from Nursery. These include carefully crafted activities that develop hand-eye coordination, effective listening and communication, and interest in 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 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.

Below you will find tutorial videos, links and information which explain the basics of Read Write Inc. and how to support Phonics, Reading and Talk at home. We hope these resources go some way in helping you to support your child's learning at home. However, if you would like any further guidance, please do not hesitate to talk to your child's class teacher. We also hold Parent Phonics workshops throughout the year to provide further help in this area.

Useful resources and websites to support Phonics learning:

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