Dear parents/carers,

This year we are teaching phonics through the Read Write Inc. programme.  This is taught for up to an hour daily, and provides a structured and systematic approach to teaching literacy.  Children will learn and revisit key words and sounds daily, and will use these to help them to become accurate and fluent readers and writers.

Please find attached a list of handwriting phrases to use with your child when practising letter formation at home.  These phrases will be used consistently across the school using sound cards.  Regular practice of this at home will help to reinforce accurate letter formation. 

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to ask your child’s class teacher or visit   A parent meeting on our new Read Write Inc. approach to the teaching of phonics will be held later in the term (more information to follow.)

Many thanks,

Miss Hislop.