We use the phonic programme Read, Write Inc. to teach reading in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1.
Read Write Inc. is a method of learning centred around letter sounds and phonics, blending them together to read and write words and using these learnt sounds in their reading and writing. Using Read Write Inc. children learn to read effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into comprehending what they read. It also allows them to spell accurately so that they can put their energy into composing what they write.
Children are grouped according to their ability and work with a teacher or teaching assistant on the Read Write Inc. programme every day Monday to Thursday. They are assessed every half term and then regrouped according to their phonics knowledge and fluency when reading.
If you want to find out more about Read Write Inc. the following website has lots of information for parents.
For a quick summary of the Read, Write Inc. programme, click here.