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Teaching of Phonics and Reading

The school has been using Read Write Inc for the past three years. This teaching of phonics for reading and writing starts in Early Years and goes through to Year 2. Most of our pupils successfully complete the scheme of work by the end of Year 1.


Read Write Inc continues to support pupils that find reading and writing a challenge through to Year 3.


We hold workshops for parents every year, showing how the children enjoy this approach to learning, and sharing how to do it at home.


Our reading is taught through school using our banded scheme of books from a range of publishers including Oxford Reading Tree and Collins. The banding allows us to give pupils a wide range of reading choices and avoid "racing through levels".

Stoke Damerel Primary School, Collingwood Road, Stoke, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 5PA, 01752 567686