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Teaching Children to Read Using Read Write Inc Phonics

At Thelwall Infant School and Nursery we use 'Read Write Inc' to teach phonics and early reading. Below you will see two presentations, one for reception parents and one for KS1 parents that gives an overview of the scheme and how it is used to teach early reading in school.

Click here to watch a short video explaining what Read Write Inc is.

Correct Pronunciation of Letter Sounds

It is vital that children learn to pronounce the sounds that they learn correctly. Please watch the video to see how each sound is pronounced correctly.

Click here to watch a short video demonstrating correct letter sound pronunciation.

Year 1 Phonic Screening Check

In June Year 1 children complete a phonic screening check. Please click here to find out more, including how you can support your child at home. 

Year 1 Phonic Screening Check Past Papers

In the summer term (June) all the Year 1 children undertake a phonics screening check to assess if they have reached the expected level in phonics. They are asked to read a mixture of real and 'alien' words. The reading of alien words checks that they are able to apply phonic skills and are not reliant on reading words on sight (from memory). The children are expected to read at least 32 of the 40 words accurately to meet the expected standard. The outcomes of the screening check will be shard with you as part of their end of year report.