Phonics at St Mary’s
Here at Tickhill St Mary’s we recognise the importance of developing children’s early reading and writing skills. We use the Read Write Inc phonics scheme to help us achieve this. The children are taught in small, similar ability groups and are regularly assessed by the Phonics leader, Miss Belnavis, to ensure that we are best meeting their needs.
The Read Write Inc scheme promotes a uniform approach to the teaching of phonics and children are keen to carry out the daily 20 minute lessons. We follow the 6 principles set out in the Read Write Inc scheme:
We aim to make the lessons fun for the children and the children enjoy receiving lots of praise. Many different fun praise actions are used to motivate:
The Read Write Inc scheme ensures that children are taught:
It is important that sounds need to be taught in the purest form and they must be encouraged not to say the ‘schwa’ on the end of each sound. The correct way of saying the sounds can be seen on the link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqhXUW_v-1s (this will give a You Tube link to the sound clip – Articulation of Phonemes)
Key Features of a Read Write Inc lesson:
The sound ‘igh’ can be written with the grapheme igh (night) or i (knife) or ie (tie)