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Welcome to our phonics page!



At Drapers Mills Primary Academy we teach phonics using the Read Write Inc phonics programme.  This starts in Nursery where children develop their listening and sound discrimination skills through games and stories. In their final term, when the children are ready, they are introduced to letters and the sounds that they make using a special Nursery version of Read, Write Inc.


Children in years Reception, Year One and Year Two spend 30-45 minutes each day on phonics. There is a strong emphasis on fluent reading during these highly structured and effective lessons.


In Reception your child will bring home a sound book, containing all the sounds that they have learnt so far. Please help to develop your child's love of reading by spending 5 minutes each day working on their sounds and hearing them read to you.


Children in Reception and KS1 will bring home a Read Write Inc book every week. This will be the one they have been working on throughout the week in their phonics groups. Please ensure you go over this with your children and keep it in their book bags at all times. This is in addition to their Oxford Reading Tree book, which will also be changed every week.

Parent video: How to say the sounds

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Phonics in actions