We now follow the 'Read Write Inc' Phonics programme designed by Ruth Miskin.
The school is committed to ensuring that all children learn to read with accuracy and confidence.
The Read Write Inc programme will allow us to do this and also support you in developing a lifelong love of reading in your child.
At the core of the programme is the lively and rigorous teaching of synthetic phonics. Children learn the 44 common sounds in the English language and how to sound-blend words for reading (decoding) at the same time as developing handwriting skills and spelling (encoding).
As their confidence in decoding develops they are taught to understand and compose ideas for their own writing. The children have the pleasure of reading exciting storybooks perfectly matched to their level ensuring early success in reading.
In each class at Christow children follow a planned programme of reading and writing activities in small groups.
It begins in the Foundation Stage and once a child is reading at Level 2a they will have completed the programme.