At St Benedict’s we are using a scheme called ‘Read Write Inc’.
At the core of Read Write Inc is the vigorous teaching of synthetic phonics. Synthetic phonics is simply the ability to convert a letter or letter group into sounds that are then blended together into a word. Children learn the 44 common sounds in the English language, and how to sound blend words, over a short period of time. This is alongside letter formation and writing. They then read books with words they can sound-blend so they get early success in reading. The more sounds they learn, the greater the range of texts they can read.
Children from Reception to year 3 are assessed to find their level and are then grouped accordingly.