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Phonics and Reading


At Shepherdswell Academy the children are currently following the Read Write Inc. phonics scheme across the school. It is an inclusive literacy programme for all children learning to read. As the children progress through the scheme they learn spellings linked to the sounds they know and practise them during their daily phonics lessons. In Key Stage 1 your child will also be given high frequency words to learn as part of their weekly homework which is handed out on Fridays. We encourage your support in practicing reading and writing these words with your child at home. 

Reading Books


Your child has been allocated a coloured reading book. This links to their current reading ability.  We ask that you read every day with your child and write a short comment in their reading record book. Please encourage your child to get into the routine of changing their books daily during Early Work Time. 

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