Phonics in Reception


Making a Strong Start using Read Write Inc.


Right from the beginning of Reception, we use Read Write Inc. Phonics which is a highly successful English programme. All Reading Teachers at Park Lane have receive training and support from Ruth Miskin Training, rated Outstanding by the Department for Education, to ensure we meet our aim for all children to become confident and enthusiastic readers.


The Read Write Inc. Phonics programme is carefully matched to the curriculum, giving every child at Park Lane Primary the best chance of success. 


These are the Set 1 Speed Sounds written with one letter:

m  a  s  d  t  i  n  p  g  o  c  k  u  b  f  e  l  h  r  j  v  y  w  z  x

These are the sounds written with two letters (your child will call these ‘special friends’):


sh  th  ch  qu  ng  nk  ck


Parent Information Booklet

Parent video: Introduction to Daily Read Write Inc. Phonics Lessons

Watch this video to find out what you need to know about our daily Read Write Inc. phonics sessions.














Parent video: How to say the sounds

Watch this video to hear how we teach children to say the pure sounds in Read Write Inc. sessions daily.












Parent video: Sound blending

Your child will be ready to blend sounds together once they have learnt the first group of sounds (m, a, s, d, t)

and can say them in and out of order at speed.








Set 1 printable activity sheets for children to use at home to practise writing. We will keep adding to this page as we teach new sounds.
































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