At Bredbury St Marks, we are passionate about developing our children into confident and enthusiastic readers. We aim to provide our children with the stepping stones needed in order to succeed in achieving fluency and accuracy; we ensure that this is achieved through high quality and effective teaching. The children are taught daily, systematic and consistent high quality phonics teaching.
Bredbury St Marks have chosen to teach phonics using a synthetic phonics programme called Read, Write Inc.
‘In Read Write Inc. Phonic lessons, children learn to read accurately and fluently with good comprehension. They learn to form each letter, spell correctly, and compose their ideas step-by-step.’
Through this teaching we open the door for children to enter the world of reading and enjoy the independence that this skill provides. We make sure that pupils read books that are matched to their increasing knowledge of phonics and ability to read ‘tricky words’; so they experience early reading success and gain confidence that they are readers, as well as consolidating the learning that takes place in school. Children are taught in whole class or small groups; additional interventions in small groups or 1:1 are provided, if necessary. In EYFS and KS1, children take home a Read Write Inc scheme reading book that is matched their stage of phonic level.