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RWI Phonics


Within Reception, the children receive daily, discrete phonics sessions where they are placed into differentiated phonics groups led by different phonics leaders. Within these sessions, the children learn key writing skills such as letter formation, segmenting simple CVC words and even learning how to spell some tricky non-decodable words. Depending on the children's ability level, some focus on the formation of letters and how to orally blend CVC words. This then progresses onto the process of segmenting simple words (stretch, cut up, count) which can be transferred to labelling within their independent writing. Finally, the children practice forming simple captions and/or sentences. All of which, are key transferable skills that are vital in the children's writing progression and development.