Phonics and Reading
At the Mount C of E Primary School the Read Write Inc phonic programme is used across the whole school to support the teaching of reading. Children learn to blend letters and groups of letters together to read words.
All children in Foundation and Key Stage 1 access a daily, discrete, systematic phonics lesson. These sessions follow the Sound Reading System methodology using the sequence of the Read Write Inc program. The discrete sessions are targeted to children’s specific needs. Children are grouped using assessment data and updated half termly.
In Key Stage 2 children have discrete spelling sessions which cover age related expectations. Theories and core spellings are taught in these sessions and children apply them independently throughout their writing. Any children who require phonics teaching receive this through small group with or through 1:1 tutoring intervention.
At the Mount C of E Primary School we use a range of reading schemes and many other books that are widely available in book shops. We aim to foster a real love of books and want the children to have access to high quality reading material.
There is information on the school website to suggest how parents can support their child’s reading at home and the expectations for each year group are also published on the website.