At Merriott Primary School, we teach word reading from the beginning of Reception using the Read Write Inc. Phonics scheme.  Children quickly learn sounds and how to blend those sounds into words in order to get them off to a good start on their reading journey.  Please see our progression in phonics and word reading for more information how and when this is taught.

It is vital that children have chance to practise what they have learnt at home with parents.  For more information on how you can support your child’s reading at this stage, please see the links below.

RWI Parent booklet 1

RWI Parent booklet 2

Parents’ guide to Read Write Inc. Phonics