Prospect Hill

Junior School

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Phonics Intent Statement

We believe that phonics provides the foundations of learning to make the development into fluent reading and writing easier. Through phonics children learn to segment words to support their spelling ability and blend sounds to read words. The teaching of phonics is of high priority.

At Prospect Hill Junior School we are passionate about all children learning to read with fluency and confidence. We believe that reading opens the door to all learning. Our school teaches reading through the highly successful Department of Education endorsed Read Write Inc. Phonics programme.

Read Write Inc. enables children to become confident, fluent readers. The English language consists of 44 sounds. Learning these sounds are the first steps in learning to read. Once children have learnt to recognise and say the sounds, they will blend them together to read whole words.

Reading is the key that unlocks the whole curriculum so the ability to efficiently decode is essential. The RWI sessions occur each day as the continuity and pace of the programme is key to accelerating the progress of children’s reading development.

Read Write Inc Fresh Start teaches students to read accurately and fluently with good comprehension. It teaches them to spell correctly and compose their ideas for  step by step.

Fresh Start shows ‘considerable promise as an effective catch-up intervention for low-attaining readers at the transition phase from primary to secondary school.’