Burnham Market

Primary School

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.

Click here for more information and guidance on the Read Write Inc. programme.

Alternatively you can see the parent guides below and some handy resources which you may like to use with your children at home.

As children become confident readers, they will then become 'free readers'.  

Because we value the importance of children reading at home, we encourage them to take home both library and 'reading' books.

We aim to enhance the enjoyment of reading throughout the year through author visits, Curiosity Cafes and celebrating World Book Day.