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PHONICS

At Tennyson Road Primary school, we teach Phonics using Ruth Miskin's Read Write Inc programme. This is accredited by the Department for Education and is a systematic synthetics phonics programme, which ensures that children are taught to recognise letters and their corresponding sounds. 

The scheme give pupils a flying start in learning to read and write regardless of background or need.

With Read Write Inc. Phonics all children:

  • reach the expected standard of the phonics screening check
  • develop reading fluency and read with comprehension
  • develop co-operative behaviour and articulate their ideas and understanding
  • spell and write with confidence.

We teach Read Write Inc to all pupils from Reception to Year 1. We also continue to teach Phonics to any pupils across the school, who are in the early stages of phonetic development. Using this scheme, the children's phonics knowledge is layered as they progress up the school.

Please also follow the link below to find a wealth of information about the programme and how you can help your child at home 

Parents and Carers - Ruth Miskin Literacy

The Oxford Owl website has a range of videos and clips to show you how to pronounce the sounds and further support your child with reading at home. Alongside this, they can access the free ebook library with a collection of books for 3-11 year olds. These books link to our Read Write Inc. bands.