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Phonics

Teaching of phonics at Holy Cross


At Holy Cross, we follow Ruth Miskin’s ‘Read Write Inc.’ programme for the teaching of phonics.
Read Write Inc. sessions run from Monday to Thursday at 9:30 - 10:30am. Children accessing the
programme are assessed half termly and placed into small groups at their level of ability. Children in
Reception begin to access Read Write Inc. in the Autumn term as a whole class, daily. Nursery
children begin their phonic journey using ‘Letters and Sounds phase 1’, before progressing to early
Read Write Inc. sessions later in the academic year. Children in EYFS also have daily access to phonic
activities during continuous provision. Children are expected to have completed the Read Write Inc
programme by the end of Year 2. Those children who do not complete the programme in this time
will continue to attend Read Write Inc. sessions in Year 3.

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