Phonics

Reach Academy follows the Read Write Inc. phonics scheme, a fast-paced and rigorous phonics programme developed by Ruth Miskin.

All children in Reception and Year One are taught phonics for one hour a day, and are grouped carefully to ensure that every child is reading at a level appropriate for them.

The programme teaches children to read with accuracy and fluency, with every group following the same structure so that the children receive consistent teaching as they move upwards through the Read Write Inc. programme. Comprehension skills are carefully developed throughout the programme, so that children are well-equipped for the start of Year Two. Our reading curriculum fosters a love for books within all children, and is prioritised at every point throughout the day. In addition to the daily phonics lesson, all children take part in story time at the end of the day where they further develop both their enthusiasm for reading and their comprehension skills. 

For more information please contact Sophie Emms (Phonics Lead) on: sophie.emms@reachacademy.org.uk.