At East Borough Primary School we use Read Write Inc., a synthetic phonic programme, to teach our children phonics and ultimately how to read, write and spell. This is a whole school approach which begins with the basic sounds and letter formation and moves to more complex sounds and spellings linked with reading and comprehension. Children in the Early Years and Foundation learn their phonics hand in hand with learning to read, meanwhile those children with difficulties reading further up the school fill gaps and make clear progress through the programme. This method of phonics teaching is both systematic and repetitive in order to imbed the learning while also being entertaining and fun for all of the children; the combination of which makes for very effective learning. The children are all grouped appropriately into smaller, working groups of pupils with similar phonic understanding.
For further information visit the Read Write Inc. website.