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Phonics: Read, Write, Inc

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

  • the sounds represented by written letters
  • how to blend the sounds together to make words

Synthetic phonics is the way we teach reading. Children are taught to read letters or groups of letters by saying the sounds. Children then start to blend the sounds together to read the words.

We are using Read, Write, Inc (Oxford University Press) to aid the teaching of phonics and reading.

Reading Scheme

Our main reading scheme in school is from Oxford University Press (OUP). We do have other schemes that compliment this. We have a good range of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and early phonics:

  • First Experiences
  • Oxford Reading Tree
  • Project X Origins for Guided Reading
  • Project X Code Reading Intervention
  • Rapid Reading Intervention
  • Song Bird Phonics
  • Traditional Tales
  • Tree Tops

Follow the link for more details on how you can help your child. 


Numicon is a multi-sensory approach to mathematics teaching.

  • It develops fluency by using a visual, practical approach to develop conceptual understanding and quick recall.
  • It helps children to reason mathematically and to explain and justify.
  • Also helps with problem solving

The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics  (NCETM) supports this approach to teaching. 

Nessy online Spelling

A fantastic interactive spelling program designed for dyslexic pupils. All pupils will learn a bank of spelling strategies to draw on.

Click on the link below and login to play online. 

Babcock, Raintree

From September 2016, we have used:

  • No Nonsense Spelling
  • No Nonsense Grammar and Punctuation
  • Non Nonsencs Phonics for spelling interventions

These are very structured sequences of lessons that build on key knowledge and understanding. Please click on the links below to find out more about the program.

Grammar and Punctuation 



File icon: pdf Project X CODE Overview Chart [pdf 836KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Project X Origins Overview Chart [pdf 353KB] Click to download