Welcome to our Read, Write Inc Phonics page. At Longmoor we use the Read Write Inc scheme to teach phonics. But what is phonics? Phonics is a way of teaching children how to read and write. It helps children hear, identify and use different sounds that distinguish one word from another in the English language. Phonics involves matching the sounds of spoken English with individual letters or groups of letters. (https://literacytrust.org.uk/information/what-is-literacy/what-phonics/)
Watch the video below.
At Longmoor we start teaching children Read Write Inc in Nursery where the children are taught 1 sound a week. In Reception we teach all of the set 1 sounds and in Year 1 we teach the children set 2 and 3 sounds.
At the end of the Year 1, the children participate in the Phonics Screening Check. The phonics screening check is taken individually by all children in Year 1 in England, and is usually taken in June. It is designed to give teachers and parents information on how your child is progressing in phonics. It will help to identify whether your child needs additional support at this stage so that they do not fall behind in this vital early reading skill.
For more information see https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/at-school/primary-school-assessment-tests/year-1-phonics-screening-check/
Follow the links below for games that allow children to sound out and read some real and alien (made up) words. Remember to click the back button to return to the Longmoor website.
Reading real and alien words
- click 'free phonics play'
- click phase 5
- Choose game: Buried Treasure, Picnic on Pluto or Dragons Den
- Click phase 5 again.
Games for finding different spellings of sounds
Other fun phonics games
Remember that your children also have access to Reading Eggs