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Phonics & Reading Schemes

At St Luke’s we follow Ruth Miskin’s successful Read Write inc (RWI) phonics programme and teach reading and learners, consequently, work through the phonic’s programme’s fiction and non-fiction texts.  

Reading books in the library are banded accorded to this Oxford programme and work on the premise that learners should have access to books they can read independently alongside a free choice text that they can share with an adult irrespective of the level of challenge.  

Reading at Home

Reading journals and books are sent home daily to allow parents to both play a role in and follow their child’s development in reading.  Parents are encouraged to read with their child as regularly as possible and teachers liaise regularly with parents regarding the most appropriate strategies for their child in order to ensure consistency between school and home environments.

For those children following the read write inc programme, children are encouraged to work with their parents to revise phonemes and practice decoding using phased texts.