Here at Mercer’s Wood we use a synthetic phonics scheme to teach early reading skills called Read, Write, Inc. The programme gets children reading quickly, accurately and fluently. Every child’s progress is tracked through ongoing assessment and children are grouped by ability so they all learn rapidly and at the right level. Lots of partner work means that every child participates in the whole lesson. The programme starts with the forty-four initial phonemes that the children need to know then develops into blending, segmenting and looking at graphemes for spelling.

Please do come in and talk to your child’s class teacher if you would like any further information or advice on supporting your child with reading and phonics.