Heather Avenue

Infant School

Phonics and Reading

At Heather Avenue Infant 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 RWI books that they have learnt to read in their RWI session to practice at home, along with both a library and shared reading book to read for pleasure.

We aim to enhance the enjoyment of reading throughout the year in many ways including via our class environments encouraging a love of reading, Author visits and the celebration of World Book Day.