Thameside uses the Read Write Inc. phonics scheme devised by Ruth Miskin. Click here to watch parent videos and find out more about the programme.
Teaching phonics requires a technical skill in enunciation. Phonemes should be articulated clearly and precisely. Below is a link to a Read, Write, Inc. (RWI) phoneme pronunciation guide:
For videos about RWI and practice sheets:
Ruth Miskin provides an overview of RWI phonics:
Ruth Miskin demonstrates how to blend:
- One sound can be represented by one, two or more letters (e.g. z-i-p, sh, ng, igh)
- One sound can be represented by different spellings (e.g. o, oa, ow, oe, o-e, ough)
- One spelling can represent multiple sounds (e.g. ough – though, thought, through, bough, rough, borough)