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Phonics & Early Reading

Phonics at Ravensfield - No child left behind, not one!

The Vision for Reading


Reading is the gate keeper to knowledge and so learning to read, and the skills which sit alongside it, will open up not only the curriculum, but the world and its possibilities. Our ultimate aim is for our children to become confident, independent readers with high levels of enjoyment, understanding and comprehension. We believe children should be readers. This aim is driven with our school values in mind: love, honesty, forgiveness, respect and hope. Therefore, our pupils will be exposed to a rich, broad and socially diverse variety of literature, poetry, non-fiction and other texts to teach them about these values, which in turn will give them a good foundation for their future academic and working lives. Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.

At Ravensfield we use Read Write Inc Phonics (RWI) to give your child the best possible start with their reading journey. We have put together a guide to how the RWI programme works together with some useful links.

Phonics videos for parents

This video explains how the sounds are said

This one explains what phonics is.

Reading videos for parents

This video explains a little about the importance of reading to your child.

Finally this one gives some top tips for how to make reading with your child an enjoyable experience.

Information for parents

Please take the time to read the downloaded document Phonics at Ravensfield as it will provide invaluable information as to how you can help and support your child in reading.

If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher or Mr Pugh who is our phonics lead teacher.