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Phonics

Phonics

Phonics

At Knights Primary, we recognise that the ability to read fluently is the prerequisite of our curriculum. Our aim is to ensure pupils become confident and enthusiastic readers, writers and communicators. Through daily, systematic and consistent high-quality synthetic phonics teaching, children learn to segment words to support their spelling ability and blend sounds to read words. The ability to read broadens pupils’ horizons by opening up a world of text. We teach our children to develop a strong phonic awareness and effective blending and decoding skills, and have chosen to use a synthetic phonics programme called Read, Write, Inc which is a method of learning centred on letter sounds and phonics, blending sounds together to read and spell words and applying these skills across the curriculum. Using Read Write Inc. the children learn to read fluently so that they can put all their energy into comprehending what they read. The ability to read and write independently is not only the key to accessing the rest of the curriculum, but undeniably raises self-esteem and increases life chances.