Literacy Curriculum Progression

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Literacy Policies

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For more information about our literacy curriculum, please talk to your child's class teacher or Mrs. Crompton.

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We are a “Get Reading. Keep Reading. Change Everything.” school.

Teaching Phonics at Welholme Academy  

At Welholme Academy we believe that reading is the most important thing that children learn at school. Reading is the key to the future success of our children. 

Learning to read is like learning a code and the letters are the symbols for the code. If you know what the symbols mean you can crack the code. 

At Welholme Academy we use a scheme called Read Write Inc. This scheme has been devised by Ruth Miskin, a former headteacher of an inner London school where reading was an issue. 

Read Write Inc teaches synthetic phonics in a structured and exciting way. Children start the scheme in Early Years and will work through the programme until they can read confidently with good understanding.  

What is synthetic phonics? 

Synthetic phonics is a way of teaching reading. 

When your child is learning to read there are two crucial things to learn: 

  • the sounds represented by written letters. 

  • how to blend the sounds together to make words. 

Children are taught to read letters or groups of letters by saying the sounds they represent. Children start to read words by blending the sounds together to make a word. We call this Fred Talk. 

Look out for our Read Write Inc parent information meetings and open mornings. 

Read Write Inc. Parents Page - CLICK HERE

Read Write Inc.

Every child deserves success right from the start. We know that the sooner children learn to read, the greater their success at school. This is why we put reading at the heart of what we do. 

We use a teaching programme called Read Write Inc. Phonics to teach our children to read and write. Each child is assessed regularly so we can place them in the group where they will make the most progress. We also provide extra sessions to ensure no child falls behind. 

Read Write Inc. Phonics depends upon children learning to read and write sounds effortlessly, so we make it simple and fun. Once the children are confident with this we move onto books which we know they can read successfully. 


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Curriculum Coverage

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The Write Stuff

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Spelling Coverage Overview

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Spelling Progression

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