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How We Teach Phonics

Read Write Inc

At Maltby Manor Academy we teach children to read and spell by using the Read Write Inc approach to the teaching of phonics. Read Write Inc., developed by Ruth Miskin, provides a structured and systematic approach to teaching literacy. It is used by more than a quarter of the UK's primary schools and is designed to create fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers.

Read Write Inc. Phonics is a complete literacy programme, for 4 to 7 year-olds learning to read and write and for 7 and 8 year-olds needing to catch up quickly.

Programme progression:

In Nursery, children ...

  • ... learn the first 30 sounds in short daily sessions.

In Reception, children ...

  • ‚Äč... read storybooks and non-fiction books closely matched to their developing phonic knowledge
  • ... take home Phonics storybooks to share
  • ... read with fluency and expression
  • ... learn to spell using known sounds
  • ... write confidently by practising what they want to write out loud first
  • ... work well with a partner

By the end of Year 1, children ...

  • ... are accurate and speedy readers and are ready to move onto the Literacy and Literacy Programme.

If you have further questions or want resources to help your child, either call in to  school or follow the following links:

Read Write Inc

Phonics Play

BBC Bitesize