At St John Fisher, we believe that our children will thrive to become fluent readers and writers. We teach reading, writing and spelling through Read Write Inc, this is a systematic and synthetic phonics scheme. We start to teach Phonics in Reception, following the Read Write Inc programme. The children will learn the sounds, the letters that represent them and how to form the letters correctly. Children will quickly recognise these sounds in words when reading, supporting them to sound out and blend correctly. Learning to read and write in this way will enable children to utilise these skills as they move through the school.
Children will be able to decode words and tackle any unfamiliar, tricky words as they read. At St John Fisher, we model the Read Write Inc way of teaching in our reading and writing, in our phonics lessons and in lessons across the curriculum.
Read Write Inc enables children to become fluent readers, reading at speed. Children in Year 1 will be using their knowledge of sounds and decoding to complete the Phonics Screening Check.
Children will be sent home with reading books matched to their phonics level. The children will have a reading book as well as the book they have been reading in their Phonics session.