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Meadow Park Academy

Where learning takes root and imagination takes flight

Phonics and early reading


Phonics is an essential element in teaching children to read and write. We use the Read Write Inc to plan the teaching of phonics in our school. This scheme is closely followed, and helps our pupils to develop vital early reading skills.

Books are carefully matched to pupils and children are grouped effectively to ensure they get the support and challenge they need to be successful.  

Parents of children in our Nursery and Reception are invited to take part in a phonics workshop to learn about how we teach phonics in order for them to support their child at home with their reading.

Early reading

We value reading as a crucial life skill. We value reading for pleasure highly and work hard as a school to ensure our children develop a love of reading and always want to choose to read. (For further information, see our Reading for Pleasure page.)

Because we believe teaching every child to read is so important, we have a co-Reading Leader who drives the early reading programme in our school. Both are highly skilled at teaching phonics and reading, and they monitor and support our reading team, so everyone teaches in line with the Read Write Inc. programme.