Reading and Writing

Read Write Inc.

Initially children learn to read and write using the Read Write Inc phonics scheme. The scheme was written by Ruth Miskin and on her website you are able to see various videos which will help you to help your child. Please click on the link below to find out more.

Common exception words are words in which the English spelling code works in an unusal or uncommon way. They are not words for which phonics ‘don’t work’, but they may be exceptions to spelling rules or words which use a particular combination of letters to represent sound patterns in a rare or unique way. Some exception words are used frequently, which is why children are introduced to them very early on in their phonics learning. Please click here to see a sheet of common exception words which you can help your child to learn.

From September 2014 we have introduced a new style of joined handwriting that is being implemented across the whole school. Please take the time to view the handwriting style and support your child by practising letter formation as often as you can at home. This will improve their overall ability and confidence to join their letters when they are ready to do so.
Please click here to see a letter formation sheet.

If you require any more information on how to support your child’s learning then please come in and see us.