St. Bernard's R.C. Primary School, Bolton, BL3 4RX




In phonics children are taught to:

  • learn to read and write letter-sound correspondences quickly
  • decode effortlessly, spell and handwrite easily
  • comprehend what they read
  • read with fluency and expression
  • write confidently using oral rehearsal
  • work effectively with a partner to articulate their learning at every step.

Five key principles underpin the teaching in all Read Write Inc. Programmes:

  • Participation - our teaching strategies ensure that all children participate fully in the whole lesson – there is no chance for children to lose concentration and miss key elements of the teaching
  • Praise – children work together, as partners, taking turns to teach and praise one another and they are motivated by the focused praise they receive from teachers and teaching assistants
  • Pace - a lively pace keeps all the children fully engaged
  • Purpose - teachers know the purpose of every activity and how it leads into the next
  • Passion - it is easy for teachers to be passionate about their teaching because they see their children make such rapid progress.