The Meadows

Primary School

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Phonics and Reading

Phonics and Early Reading at The Meadows Primary School


We use Read, Write Inc., a literacy programme developed by Ruth Miskin, to teach phonics, and early reading and writing in our Early Years classes, Year 1 and for some children in Year 2. Read Write Inc. Phonics teaches children to read accurately and fluently with good comprehension. They learn to form each letter, spell correctly, and compose their ideas step-by-step. Sessions take place daily and children are taught in small groups by staff trained specifically in the programme.  All the children are regularly assessed and grouped according to their current level of phonic knowledge and skill. These groups are fluid and children will move groups throughout the year. If you would like more information about the programme, please click here


How to pronounce pure sounds

Learn how to pronounce pure sounds from Set 1 Sounds through to Set 3 with 5 year-old Sylvie
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Understanding phonics

In this parent tutorial, we show you how to teach children sounds that are made up of two letters.
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For more information about Read Write Inc. Phonics, please click the link below to take you to the guide for parents.