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Worth Primary School

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Phonics and Early Reading

At Worth Primary School we believe that all our children can become fluent readers and writers. This is why we teach reading through Read, Write, Inc which is a systematic and synthetic phonics programme. We start teaching phonics in Reception and follow the Read, Write Inc progression, which ensures children build on their growing knowledge of the alphabetic code, mastering phonics to read and spell as they move through school.

As a result, all our Read Write Incchildren are able to tackle any unfamiliar words as they read. At Worth Primary School, we also model the application of the alphabetic code through phonics in shared reading and writing, both inside and outside of the phonics lesson and across the curriculum. We have a strong focus on language development for our children because we know that speaking and listening are crucial skills for reading and writing in all subjects.

 Read Write Inc

At Worth Primary School, we value reading as a crucial life skill. By the time children leave us, they read confidently for meaning and regularly enjoy reading for pleasure. Our readers are equipped with the tools to tackle unfamiliar vocabulary. We encourage our children to see themselves as readers for both pleasure and purpose.

Because we believe teaching every child to read is so important, we have a Reading Leader who drives the early reading programme in our school. This person is highly skilled at teaching phonics and reading, and they work as part of our English team, so everyone teaches with fidelity to Read, Write, Inc. Comprehension, fluency and reading for pleasure are furthered as children move into Year 2 to Year 6.
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