At Dartford Primary Academy, we teach Phonics using the Read, Write, Inc scheme by Ruth Miskin.

Children in Nursery begin by listening and becoming aware of different sounds. They move on to teaching set 1 sounds of RWI during Term 6.

Reception children begin following the RWI scheme with a 15 minute session every day, building up to 40 minute sessions as they move through the year and begin to expand their knowledge. Initially, children are taught in their class group but are often moved to different groups (within Reception) as they learn new sounds and blending skills. Children are able to access the school library weekly to share books with their friends. A love of reading is promoted by regular story times, opportunities to read and share books with each other and exposure to high quality texts. We highly recommend 10 minutes of reading every day at home.