Phonics at Redmile: Learning together, having fun
In Reception and Year 1, we use the Read Write Inc. programme for the teaching of phonics, reading and writing. Children explore phonemes (sounds) and graphemes (written letters) on a daily basis.
Set 1 sounds are the initial letter ‘speed sounds’, which children are taught to recognise rapidly. They are taught in the following order: m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p, g, o, c, k, u, b, f, e, l, h, sh, r, j, v, y, w, th, z, ch, qu, x, ng, nk
When children progress to Set 2, they will learn more representations of the sounds (e.g. ay as in play, ee as in tree and igh as in high). Every sound has a list of green words linked to it, so your child can ‘sound out’ and ‘blend’ words containing the new sound they have just learnt (for example s-p-r-ay = spray).
When learning their Set 3 sounds, they will be taught that there are alternative graphemes for each sound, e.g. ee as in tree and ea as in tea.
Find out more information on the Read Write Inc website by following the links below: