Wyvern’s approach to phonic teaching is Ruth Miskin’s Read Write Inc.
Read Write Inc. Phonics is a synthetic phonics programme by Ruth Miskin. Children are taught the grapheme-phoneme correspondences in a clear sequence from the simple alphabetic code to phonemes with alternative graphemes. For each phoneme, children are taught to ‘say it’, ‘read it’, ‘write it’, using childfriendly mnemonics and visual, auditory and kinaesthetic activities. Children learn to decode words by identifying the graphemes and blending the phonemes, through the word. Reception children learn the relationship between phonemes and graphemes practise word blending with magnetic letters, moving onto reading the lively, decodable Ditty Books or Storybooks, matched to phonic ability. Year 1+ children review and learn new grapheme-phoneme correspondences and apply their increased phonic knowledge to reading the Storybooks and doing writing activities. Children learn to spell words by segmenting them into phonemes. They learn this is the opposite of blending. Children learn high frequency words from the earliest stages and how to use knowledge of grapheme-phoneme correspondences as a first approach to words which are not completely phonically regular.
If you would like to find out more about the curriculum at Wyvern. Please contact the school office who will be able to direct you to a member of the school leadership team who will be happy to answer your questions.