Our Approach to Reading

Our Approach to Reading

At Buckminster Primary School we follow 'The Read Write Inc' phonics scheme.

At the core of 'Read Write Inc' phonics is the lively and vigorous teaching of synthetic phonics. Children learn the 44 common sounds in the English langauge and how to sound-blend words for reading (decoding) at the same time as developing handwriting skills and spelling (encoding).

Crucially, they read lively Storybooks and Non-fiction books with words they can decode, so they achieve early success in reading. The more sounds they know the greater the range of texts they can read.

Teachers, and teaching assistants, really enjoy teaching 'Read Write Inc Phonics'. Firstly, because there is nothing more rewarding than seeing children learn to read and write so quickly and secondly, because the high level of planning gives new teachers practical day-to-day guidance and experienced teachers the energy and time to plan creatively.

Our reading scheme is made up of a range of books to cover all abilities and interest levels. It is regularly updated and the children are always placed on the stage of their reading ability, rather than age.

If you would like to listen to, and find out more about, the sounds to help and support your child with pure sounds at home, please visit www.oxfordowl.co.uk (external link).