Phonics & Early Reading
At The Federation of Wellington Community Primary School and Marlborough Infant School, we place a great importance on reading and developing a love of reading for pleasure in our children. Both schools have a well-resourced library which children are encouraged to use, and we follow the Read Write Inc. scheme for phonics and reading.
Read Write Inc. is a whole-school literacy programme designed and developed by Ruth Miskin, one of the country’s leading authorities on teaching children to read. The programme aims to create fluent readers, willing writers and confident speakers.
When a child joins either of our schools, their reading ability is assessed within the first few weeks. If the child has gaps in their knowledge of phonics, or if they have been designated as dyslexic, they are assigned to their own small group for regular sessions with a trained adult using Read Write Inc. methods.
Please see more information below:
Supporting your child with reading
Although your child will be taught to read at school, you will have a huge impact on their reading journey by continuing their practice at home. Please do let us know if you would like any support with this.