​Key Stage 1 Phonics Scheme                                                                                                                   

At St Benedict’s we are using a scheme called ‘Read Write Inc’.

At the core of Read Write Inc is the vigorous teaching of synthetic phonics.  Synthetic phonics is simply the ability to convert a letter or letter group into sounds that are then blended together into a word.  Children learn the 44 common sounds in the English language, and how to sound blend words, over a short period of time. This is alongside letter formation and writing.  They then read books with words they can sound-blend so they get early success in reading.  The more sounds they learn, the greater the range of texts they can read.

Children from Reception to year 3 are assessed to find their level and are then grouped accordingly.