At Drayton we use the 'Read Write Inc' synthetic phonics programme.
You can find information about this programme by clicking on the link below.
We aim to ensure that all children become confident and enthusiastic readers and writers. We believe that phonics provides the foundations of learning to make the development into fluent reading and writing easier. Through phonics, children learn to segment words to support their spelling and blend sounds to read words.
We use Read, Write Inc (RWI) for our teaching of phonics. This programme allows our phonics teaching and learning to be progressive from our nursery up to year 2. Children in our nursery concentrate on developing their speaking and listening skills and laying the foundations for the phonic work that starts in the summer term. As children move into Foundation Stage, they continue to build on their listening skills and are introduced to Set 1 sounds. Children across Early Years and Key Stage 1 have discrete, daily phonics sessions where they learn new sounds, revise previous learning, practise and apply what they have learned. Through RWI, the children are taught the 44 phonemes that make up all the sounds required for reading and spelling. These phonemes include those made up by one letter and those that are made by two or more letters including alternative ways of representing the same sound.
Through the teaching of systematic phonics, our aim is for children to become fluent readers by the end of Key Stage 1. Attainment in phonics is measured by the Phonics Screening Test at the end of Year 1.