Phonics teaching is a vital part of our curriculum. At Whingate Primary School, we aim to teach children reading skills and provide a good foundation in spelling from the earliest opportunity. We have worked hard to implement and train all staff in delivering Phonics. Phonics teaching involves introducing the children to the phonemes (letter sounds) and learning the skills of blending and segmenting words to read and write.
Understanding Phonics - https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/rcWMpzko/KyGafg5h
We are really excited to introduce Read Write Inc Phonics across school in half term 2, as our new Phonics scheme.
What is Read write Inc Phonics - https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/86nWRwav/5fgl5HO8
The children learn 44 phonemes (letter sounds) and the corresponding letters/letter groups using simple picture prompts. They then learn to read words by blending the phonemes together. The children also practise reading (and spelling) what we call ‘tricky words’, such as ‘once,’ ‘have,’ ‘said’ and ‘where’, these words need to be sight read. When the children are confident blenders, and have a bank of ‘tricky words’ they can sight read, they will read stories showing that they comprehend the stories by answering questions.
It is really important the children learn to say the phonemes (letter sounds) correctly.
Blending to read a word