We teach phonics and early reading through the Read Write Inc programme. This is a systematic synthetic phonics programme where children are grouped at stage not age. The children read decodable books matched to their stage of reading. They read books that they can read.
At Mullion Primary we forge strong links with our feeder preschools and nurseries. We teach reading from day 1 through our phonics programme and by reading often. We know that making a strong start is the key to setting high expectations and promoting reading.
In September 2023, we carried out a Reading Reveiw to evaluate our current apporach to the teaching of reading. The reveiw and rationale can be read in detail below.