At Edison we teach phonics through the Ruth Miskin Read, Write inc. program.
Children learn the English alphabetic code: first they learn one way to read the 40+ sounds and blend these sounds into words, then learn to read the same sounds with alternative graphemes.
They experience success from the very beginning. Lively phonic books are closely matched to their increasing knowledge of phonics and ‘tricky’ words and, as children re-read the stories, their fluency increases.
Along with a thought-provoking introduction, prompts for thinking out loud and discussion, children are helped to read with a storyteller’s voice.
Parents can support their child's progress in phonics by following the guides and videos available on the Ruth Miskin website. Parents click here
Please see recommended reading for each academic year group.