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Welcome to Phonics at Faith Primary School 

Our Co-Ordinator is Miss Grogan

Our Vision

At Faith Primary School, we have developed our own Phonics Programme of Study incorporating the Read Write Inc. scheme to support the teaching of phonics across Early Years and Key Stage One.


Phonics sessions take place every day in small focused groups for all Early Years and Key Stage 1 children. Within these daily phonics sessions, children are taught five key skills. They learn how to: 

  • To recognise phonemes and graphemes
  • To form graphemes correctly and in line with the school handwriting policy
  • To blend and segment
  • To identify the phonemes in words
  • To Read and write tricky / high frequency words


Our sessions are designed to be fun and active and follows a ‘revisit’, ‘teach’, ‘practice’ and ‘apply’ structure. Phonics assessment is ongoing formative assessment by teachers during and after the sessions, and each half term children complete a summative phonics assessment. This is to ensure all children are making progress and to identify any gaps in knowledge.

Children who do not reach the national standard at the end of Year 1 are given extra support during Year 2 to help them achieve the national standard at the end of Key Stage 1.

Help your child learn their sounds!

Phonics games

Geraldine the Giraffe learns the /sh/ sound

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling and punctuation, learning letters and sounds along the way. SUBSCRIBE to our channel Collect a copy of Geraldine the Giraffe's storybook from Amazon ...

Information for Parents: Sound-blending

'Sound-blending' describes how children learn to join sounds together to make words with Read Write Inc. Phonics. This video tutorial will help you support your child to practise sound-blending at home. Use this tutorial with the Phonics Flashcards, found in Parent Pack 1 (My Reading and Writing Kit) or available separately here: - - - Did you like this video?

Information for Parents: What is Read Write Inc. Phonics?

If your child attends a Read Write Inc. school, watch this video to find out why children love learning to read, write and spell using Read Write Inc. Phonics, how Read Write Inc. Phonics works in school, and how parents can help at home. - - - Did you like this video?

Information for Parents: How to say the sounds

You can find an updated version of this video here: Confused about how to pronounce the sounds found in Read Write Inc. Phonics? Worry not - 5-year-old Sylvie is here to show you how! Use this guide to support your child when practising the sounds at home.