At Altmore, we teach phonics for 20-25 minutes a day based on the Read Write Inc Phonics Scheme, which is a comprehensive, synthetic phonics programme that teaches children how to read.

Children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are taught in small groups based on their developing phonological knowledge. During our phonics lessons, children start by going through the complex speed sound chart and then move on to learn new sounds and apply these sounds by reading RWI books.

Once children have completed the RWI phonic scheme and have become confident and fluent readers, we begin to further develop their comprehension skills using Reciprocal Reading strategies and a range of adventurous and classical texts.

How parents can help their children?

At Altmore, we encourage parents to support their children in learning their sounds at home. Here are some resources and videos to help you support your child at home with phonics.

Ruthmiskin – Phonics

Understanding Phonics Please check the links and provide embedded code for videos.

What is Read Write Inc Phonics?

Useful Websites:

Phonics play


CBeebies – guide to phonics