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EYFS Phonics

Phonics and Reading at River Bank Primary School

At River Bank Primary School, early reading is taught using synthetic phonics as well as looking carefully at words and the shapes they make. Pupils are systematically taught the phonemes (sounds), how to blend the sounds all through the word for reading, and how to segment the sounds in order to write words. Children are taught to use their phonic skills and knowledge as their first approach to reading, but are also taught how to read high frequency words which do not completely follow the phonic rules.

The school follows the Read, Write Inc. scheme which is taught in Year R, Year 1 and 2.  Information regarding the programme can be found by clicking on the following links:

Information for Parents on Read, Write Inc.

Read, Write Inc - EYFS Programme

Please click here and follow this link to view the Early Years Outcomes which form our curriculum.

Click here for our parents' guide to learning and progress in Early Years Foundation Stage at River Bank School:

Learning and Progress in EYFS – A guide for Parents

For further information about the EYFS curriculum, speak to your class teacher or email the school office at