Phonics & Reading
At Burnham Market Primary School we use Read Write Inc. Phonics - a literacy programme developed by Ruth Miskin and published by Oxford University Press.
In the programme, children learn sounds and the letters that represent them, and how to form the letters. Then, they read books written using only the letters they have learnt (and a small number of separately taught 'tricky words'). This gives the children plenty of early success and builds up their reading confidence.
As children become confident readers, they will move on to books from the Oxford Reading Tree and then become 'free readers'.
Because we value the importance of children reading at home, we encourage them to take books home both library and 'reading' books.
We aim to enhance the enjoyment of reading throughout the year through author visits, Curiosity Cafe's and celebrating World Book Day.