Primary & Nursery School

Phonics & Reading

At Wells-next-the-Sea Primary and Nursery School we use Read Write Inc Phonics.

Read Write Inc. Phonics is 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.

Information and guidance on the Read Write Inc. programme can be obtained by following this link: Click here 

As children become confident readers, they will move on to books from the Oxford Reading Tree and then become 'free readers'.  

Class reading sessions take place daily. During this time, children look at a particular text in detail and practise the skills they will need in order to make meaning from their reading.  We are moving towards a book-based approach in English lessons, meaning that much of the children’s written work will be closely tied to high quality texts.

As a school, we understand the importance of reading for pleasure and make time each day to share stories as a class.

Because we value the importance of children reading at home, we encourage them to take books home to share with parents and carers in addition to their 'scheme' reading books.

We have recently set up a web page in association with Love Reading 4 Schools, which recommends reads by year group.
Click here to visit the Love Reading 4 Schools page and please contact the School Office or check School Dojo for the password.