Phonics & Learning to Read
At Hensingham Primary School we use the Read Write Inc Phonics programme to support children with learning to read. Children complete daily lessons focusing on their Speed sounds, they learn how to blend sounds together and then learn to apply this knowledge by reading a range of books which are carefully matched to their phonics knowledge.
This booklet explains the process in more detail and how lessons and grouping work within our school. Within it, there are lots of tips and ideas which you can use at home to support early reading skills as well as some links below to websites which you might find useful.
In the Summer of Year 1, children take part in a National Assessment called the Phonics Screening Check. This assesses the school to make sure that all children are being taught to read correctly and consistently and is explained in more detail in the video below. To support children at home, you should regularly practise the Set 1,2 & 3 Sounds given in the front of every child’s reading record and read regularly at home to help them to quickly spot and become confident in recognising these sounds within texts.