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When your child is learning to read there are two crucial things to learn:

  • the sounds represented by written letters
  • how to blend the sounds together to make words.

Synthetic Phonics is a way of teaching reading.

Children are taught to read letters or groups of letters by saying the sound(s) they represent – Children can then start to read words by blending (synthesising) the sounds together to make a word.

At Carmountside we teach phonics through a programme called 'Read Write Inc Phonics'. This is a fun, interactive programme where the children can practise blending and segmenting letters to make words, and practise their letter formation skills. 

Click on the Read Write Inc Phonics picture below to find out more:


Click the 'phonics' image below to find out how we teach the children to prnounce the letter sounds in phonics.

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