Phonics is how we teach children to read and write. At Katesgrove we follow the Read, Write Inc. phonics program by Ruth Miskin.
Children work in a phonics group that is at the correct level for them. By the end of Year 1, children are expected to know all the letter sounds, digraphs and trigraphs in Speed Sound Set 3 and are assessed by the government Phonics Screening Check in June. At the end of Year 2, children are expected to have completed phases 5 and 6 of the letters and sounds curriculum.