How we teach Phonics at Summercourt Academy
In the Early Years and Key Stage 1, every day the children will have a 30-60 minute session of phonics, including reading and writing practice. Reception children will initially have a carousel of short activities for learning sounds, reading words and handwriting. There is a fast paced approach with lessons moving quickly through speed sounds, blending practice and handwriting. When ready the children will then progress to reading and writing short sentences and will continue to learn more complex speed sounds.
We use a programme called Read, Write Inc which has been specifically developed for children in the Early Years and Key Stage 1.
When children are confidently able to use all of the speed sounds and read and write with some fluency they will progress from our Phonics Programme into Key Stage Literacy sessions.
Here is some information about Read, Write Inc.