Phonics at Morton
We understand that for every child in our school to read successfully they need to have a strong phonic knowledge – recognising each of the graphemes, decoding and blending effortlessly and reading with fluency and expression.
To help embed these phonic skills, develop a love of reading and prepare children for the phonics screening check, we group our children according to the phonics stage they are working at and follow the Read Write Inc Phonics scheme of work. Children take part in phonics session every day at their approprate level.
Read Write Inc. Phonics, Literacy & Language, Fresh Start and Spelling are highly successful literacy programmes for 4-13 year-olds created by Ruth Miskin and published by Oxford University Press. The training and support from Ruth Miskin Training, rated Outstanding by the Department for Education, ensure the programmes have the best chance of success in schools.
The Read Write Inc. programmes are carefully matched to the new curriculum, giving your children the best chance of success in the national tests. They show teachers, teaching assistants and parents step-by-step how to teach all children to become fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers.
Read Write Inc. Phonics is used by over a quarter of the UK’s primary schools. It is a comprehensive literacy programme, weaving decoding, comprehension, writing and spelling together seamlessly. Ruth Miskin developed the programme during her time as a headteacher in Tower Hamlets. She believes that in order for a school to be successful, every headteacher needs to adopt a consistent whole-school approach to teaching reading, writing and spelling. Fidelity to the teaching programme, rigorous assessment, tracking and one-to-one tutoring ensure that schools guarantee progress for every child. For information and tutorials on how to support your child learning click here
Year 1 Phonic Screening Check
The phonics screening check is a statutory assessment for all children in Year 1.
The phonics screening check takes place in June each year.
The phonics screening check is designed to confirm whether individual children have learned phonic decoding to an appropriate standard.