What Is Phonics?
Phonics refers to a method used to teach children how to read and write.
At Eastburn Junior and Infant School we use a systematic programme called Read Write Inc to support the teaching of phonics. All of our staff (teachers and teaching assistants) have been trained to deliver this programme.
Read Write Inc is centred around phonics; teaching children how to blend sounds together to read and segment sounds to in order to write. This whole-school approach enables our children to become confident speakers, fluent readers and able writers.
The children read and write each day, grouped according to their reading level, rather than their year group. This means that children do not struggle because the learning is too difficult or get bored because the learning is too easy.
Click on this link and scroll to the bottom of the page to view videos about how to support your child with phonics at home.
If your child has just started in Reception, click on the link above and scroll down to view the following videos:
'How to pronounce pure sounds' or 'Teaching a set 1 sound'
If your child has already mastered the set 1 sounds, you might find the following videos useful:
'Teaching two letters, one sound', 'Teaching sound blending' or 'Independent blending'.
Other useful sites:
If you have any further questions about how to support your child's learning at home, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of staff.