At Kirkby Malham Primary School we teach 'Phonics' using the Ruth Miskin Scheme Read, Write, inc

The children are introduced to this in our Nursery and Reception Classes and children progress through the phases during Key Stage 1. They learn how to read and spell words using their phonic knowledge.

We use a wide range of teaching techniques and resources in our daily phonics sessions.  

Key Words

We also encourage pupils to learn words 'by sight'. These words are the common words that are not easy to build up using phonic methods (the tricky words!) and need to be practised until they are instantly recognisable.

Our children also have access to a class library which has a wide range of different texts that will help the children practise their phonic skills.

Writing - we are every proud of our children's ability to write for different genres. through skilled teaching the children develop a rich language and are adept at being able to use it effectively.