All children need to learn to read and all will develop their reading skills in different ways.  The most important thing to remember is that children learn better when they enjoy reading.Children are individuals - some take longer than others to learn their sounds and how to put words together. Some children will go to school recognising some words others will not be able to match sounds to letters. At Wimborne First School we use a scheme called Read Write Inc.  This is an excellent resource and all the staff are fully trained and passionate about phonics.



Five key principles underpin the teaching in all Read Write Inc. Programmes:

Participation - our teaching strategies ensure that all children participate fully in the whole lesson – there is no chance for children to lose concentration and miss key elements of the teaching.

Praise – children work together, as partners, taking turns to teach and praise one another and they are motivated by the focused praise they receive from teachers and teaching assistants.

Pace - a lively pace keeps all the children fully engaged.

Purpose - teachers know the purpose of every activity and how it leads into the next.

Passion - it is easy for teachers to be passionate about their teaching because they see their children make such rapid progress.



Children are taught to:

Learn to read and write letter-sound correspondences quickly.

Decode effortlessly, spell and handwrite easily.

Comprehend what they read.

Read with fluency and expression.

Write confidently using oral rehearsal.

Work effectively with a partner to articulate their learning at every step.

Every child succeeds


Please have a look at our powerpoints and policies on literacy/reading at WFS. We are very proud of our reading scheme and the impact it has on the children. If you would like to know more, please contact our Literacy Leader Miss Pilley via the School Office.


Read Write Inc Phonics Policy.doc

Wimborne First School Literacy Policy.docx

Why Phonics 2014.ppt


Please have a look through the attached links below for more information...

Guide to help parents with pronunciation of letter sounds

Help with handwriting guide