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Stallingborough CofE Primary School

Sowing the seeds of excellence; Honouring the dignity of all, Feeling Empowered.

We Love Phonics

"We love Phonics"


Our Phonics Programme is Read, Write Inc.


We start by learning Set 1 sounds and progress to Set 4.



We learn to blend the sounds to make words, through word time, spelling and reading.



We also learn how to form each letter, using the phonics rhymes. For example, M 'Down Maisie over the mountain, over the mountain.'


We follow the Read Write Inc programme developed by Ruth Miskin which is based upon learning and blending pure sounds.  Children are assessed and grouped on a half termly basis, ensuring they are in the correct group for their ability. Children start by learning the inital sounds, move on to blending to read simple words and progress onto Ditty books. We also build in comprehension questions to develop childrens knowledge of what they are reading. We model fluent and expressive reading, correct letter formation and blending, in each session.


The children in Reception and Year 1 will be very keen to talk to you about "Fred" and everything they are learning in their Phonics groups and teach you for themselves about phonics.  However the downloads and links below, to Ruth Miskin's website, where there is a lot of guidance for parents, will prove useful.