“The limits of our langauge are the limits of our world…” Ludwig Wittgenstein

At Brambles Primary Academy, we use Read Write Inc as the Phonics component of our teaching of Early Reading. Read Write Inc. is for children learning to read in reception and Years 1 and 2, and for struggling readers in Years 3 and 4. Read Write Inc. Phonics is a DfE-validated systematic synthetic phonics programme with a whole-school approach to teaching early reading and teaches children to read accurately, fluently and with understanding.

The teaching of systematic synthetic phonics through Read Writ Inc builds towards the Phonics Screening Check which children undertake at the end of Year 1, or as a reassessment at the end Year 2.

In addition to the direct teaching of phonics, it is vital for children to access a wealth of stories. This is supported in the academy through story time, and children also take home a reading book. Whilst still taking part in phonics sessions children are provided with a book equivalent to their phonics reading level as well as a book for them to read for enjoyment.

There are many strategies that can be used to support home reading with children and the following video outlines ten things to think about when reading with children.

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