At Caedmon, we follow the Read, Write, Inc. synthetic phonics program developed by Ruth Miskin.
We teach phonics every day for 15 minutes in Reception and 30 minutes in Key Stage 1 and 2. The Read, Write, Inc. program is proven to develop, “fluent, enthusiastic readers; deep comprehension of texts; confident speakers and keen writers”.
Children are streamed into ability groups across the school to ensure they are sufficiently challenged. The skills children learn in their phonics sessions aid their development in other subject areas, particularly Literacy. With a little help from ‘Fred the Frog’, children learn how to decode words using phonic knowledge, in order to become confident readers.