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At Eastfield Infants’ and Lacey Gardens Junior Academy, our aspiration for each of our children is that they become successful, fluent readers and writers and we believe that this is achievable by the end of Key Stage One through our combination of strong, high quality, discrete phonics teaching combined with regular, daily opportunities for developing reading skills. The teaching of phonics is a key strategy that is used to help our children to read, write and spell. We follow the Read Write Inc. programme here at Laceyfield, which is developed by Ruth Miskin. This ensures a structured and systematic approach to the teaching of phonics. You can find out more about Read Write Inc. by scanning the bar code below to watch the video.

Our pupils learn to read and write effectively and quickly using the Read Write Inc. Phonics programme. They progress onto Read Write Inc. Spelling once they can read with accuracy and speed.

The programme is for pupils in Nursery to Year 2 who are learning to read and write.

In Read Write Inc. Phonics pupils:

  • Decode letter-sound correspondences quickly and effortlessly, using their phonic knowledge and skills
  • Read common exception words on sight
  • Understand what they read
  • Read aloud with fluency and expression
  • Write confidently, with a strong focus on vocabulary and grammar
  • Spell quickly and easily by segmenting the sounds in words
  • Acquire good handwriting


Phonics learning at home

The best way that you can support your child at home is by encouraging them to read daily using the phonetically decodable books that they are allocated by their class teacher. These books are carefully matched to each child’s sound knowledge. There are also many different websites with more information and resources to support children with their reading and phonics at home. Please scan the qr codes below to access some of the main websites that we use in school.


Oxford owl website –

The Oxford Owl website has lots of really useful free resources including an eBook library which is full of age appropriate and decodable books for you and your child to enjoy reading at home. It also has lots of fun activities to choose from.

Ruth Miskin website –

There are a range of resources on the Ruth Miskin website under the parents section. These include a list of the handwriitng phrases that we use in school and ‘Fred Talk’ games to support your child with learning to blend.