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We teaching reading and writing through explicit links to our topics.  This means that if children are focusing on science in a  half term they might write be explanations and specific the style and  grammar is linked to this.  We want our children to see the purpose of reading and writing and believe this approach does that by providing meaningful contexts.

To support our teaching of reading and writing from Reception  we follow the Ruth Miskin 'Read Write Inc.' phonics programme.  

To find out how to support your child follow this link:

N.B. Oxford Owl is free for parents / carers to join and the site gives access to phonics,  a range of online books and more!

To hear the correct pronunciation of the letter sounds go to:
Set 1 sounds and blending demo
Set 2 sounds and blending demo
Set 3 sounds and blending demo

Useful online phonics games to reinforce learning in a  fun way:

Ideas for practical games to play and make:

The purpose of phonics to give children the skill of decoding which they use with grammatical and contextual understanding  in order that they become fluent readers who love books.

Remember Haringey has an excellent library service - our nearest are Wood Green High Road and Marcus Garvey.  Children can borrow up to SIX books for free!