Phonics & Reading Schemes

At St John Vianney we strive to teach children to read effectively and quickly using the Read Write Inc. Phonics (RWI) programme from when 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.

We passionately believe that teaching children to read and write independently, as quickly as possible, are the core purposes of our school. These fundamental 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. Using the RWI phonics program we teach children to:

  • Read accurately, fluently and with good understanding
  • Develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
  • Write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences

See the below links to find out more information on the Read Write Inc. programme