English Phonics

At Staining we endeavour to teach children to read confidently and independently using the Read Write Inc. Phonics (RWI) programme from when our children start with us in EYFS. This includes teaching synthetic phonics, sight vocabulary, decoding and encoding words as well as spelling and accurate letter formation.

Teaching children to read independently is at the heart of all we do at Staining. It is our belief that reading skills not only hold the keys to the rest of the curriculum, but also have a huge impact on children’s self-esteem and future life chances. It is threaded through all we do in hope of providing our children with the tools to develop a love of reading and ultimately be independent and inquisitive learners.