In Foundation Team we follow the Read Write Inc (RWI) phonics literacy programme which helps all children learn to read fluently, in our class this is called Fred time.


The children:

  • learn sounds and the corresponding letters/letter groups using simple picture prompts
  • learn to read words using Fred talk and sound blending

The following video is an example of blending sounds with Fred.


The children:

  • learn to write and form the letters/letter groups which represent the 44 sounds with the help of fun phrases
  • learn to write words by using Fred Talk
  • learn to build sentences by practising sentences out loud before they write 



We follow the Literacy Counts, Read to Write rogramme. The books we will be focusing on each term are: 

Autumn 1: Little Red by Bethan Woollvin

Autumn 2: Star in a Jar by Sam Hay

Spring 1: Juniper Jupiter by Lizzy Stewart

Spring 2: The Extraordinary Gardener by Sam Boughton

Summer 1: The something by Rebecca Cobb

Summer 2: The Storm Whale by Benji Davis

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J H Godwin Primary School

Melbourne Road

Main Contact: If you would like to contact someone at school for help with anything please ring and speak to Mrs S Jefferson or Mrs K Bickerton in the office

Tel: 01244 259 666

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