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Scawby Academy

Phonics at St Hybalds


At Scawby Academy and Hibaldstow Academy we follow Ruth Miskin's "Read, Write, Inc "scheme.  This is a sequential and systematic teaching programme for helping children to read and write using synthetic phonics and learning pure sounds.   In the parent section, there are videos to help introduce some of the aspects of the way we teach phonics and how you can support your child at home.


There are some words that cannot be read phonetically, these are called red words and consist of high frequency words that the children will learn to read by sight through regular repetition and revision of the words.


After they complete the RWI phonics scheme, usually during Year 2, the pupils move onto the RWI spelling scheme to help learn how to use suffixes and prefixes to amend root words.  They also learn about homophones and irregular spelling patterns.


Pupils are supported with their phonic development through learning videos and matched texts linked their phonic learning and ability for them to practise at home.  We encourage parents to support their child develop their reading fluency through practising these books regularly at home. 


Please click this link to visit our dedicated phonics minisite.  This contains lots of information and videos about how we teach phonics and ways you can support your child at home. Please Note- This is a restricted school site so you will need to sign in with your child's Google Account for access- this is the same account they use for the school system and Google Classroom.