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Here at Martock, we believe that it is important that the children  read  for pleasure as well as during  their learning. Reading the books they enjoy  not only increases their confidence and understanding of  stories, but also their vocabulary . Quality children's literature  is a vast source of  interesting vocabulary  for children rivaled only by  technical texts for adults.  Books also allow access to places  and  situations where  we may not or cannot go, as the author Neil Gaiman said "A book is a dream you  hold in your hands."

Read Write Inc

We use the phonics programme, Read Write Inc, for all of the children. This is a  fun and  interactive phonics scheme that with the help of 'Fred' the Frog, gets  everyone reading quickly and confidently.  
Take a look at the videos and documents below to learn more about RWI and phonics.

Read Write Inc. Phonics: an overview by Ruth Miskin

Ruth Miskin provides an overview of Read Write Inc. Phonics, a complete teaching programme for 5-7 year-olds who are learning to read and write.Find out more...

How to say the sounds


The Phonics Screening Check


During the Summer term every Year 1 child will take part in the Government Phonics Screening Check.  This is a check which involves children reading 40 decodable words using their phonic knowledge.  The 40 words will include 20 'alien' or nonsense words in order to ensure use of phonics as opposed to sight recognition of words. This is a progress check to identify those children not at the expected level in their reading. The results will be reported to parents. Children will be re-checked in Year 2 if they do not reach the  expected level.