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Phonics Read Write Inc

It is a statutory requirement for schools to teach systematic synthetic phonics.  The following is an explanation from Oxford Owl and easy to access website with resources and guidance for parents:

When your child is learning to read there are two crucial things to learn:

  • the sounds represented by written letters
  • how to blend the sounds together to make words.

Synthetic Phonics is a way of teaching reading.

Children are taught to read letters or groups of letters by saying the sound(s) they represent – so, they are taught that the letter l sounds like llllll when we say it. Children can then start to read words by blending (synthesising) the sounds together to make a word.

At school, you will probably hear teachers talking about blending , but you might also hear them refer to sounding out or Fred Talk too, depending on which phonic scheme your child’s school is using. All these terms focus on the same point – synthesising sounds

At Stoke Goldington CE School we use 'Read Write Inc' as a scheme for our  daily lessons for learning sounds, decoding and blending.  It is a powerful scheme which sees children at the end of foundation stage ready for year 1 with a high level of decoding and blending skills.