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At Carlton we teach phonics using the Read Write Inc phonics programme.  This starts with 3 year olds who develop their listening and sound discrimination skills through games and stories. When the children are ready, they are introduced to letters and the sounds that they make using a special Nursery version of Read, Write Inc.

In Reception the children spend 30-45 minutes each day on phonics. There is a strong emphasis on fluent reading during these highly structured and effective lessons.

In Reception your child will bring home a sound book, containing all the sounds that they have learnt so far and a reading book .  Please help to develop your child's love of reading by spending 5 minutes each day working on their sounds and hearing them read to you.

If you want to know more or to hear how to say some of the sounds, you will find alot of useful information on the Ruth Miskin website: