So, what exactly is phonics?

Phonics is a systematic programme of learning that teaches children to read skillfully and quickly. Words are made up from small units of sound called phonemes which are represented by graphemes (letters). Children learn how to make grapheme-phoneme correspondences (GPCs) to help them to read and write.

Our Phonics leader, Miss Stryczek, along with our teaching team, has put together our phonics workshop resources in order to support you and your child at home with their early reading and writing. This includes a virtual phonics workshop video for anyone who has been unable to attend in school.

You will also find a wealth of resources and information around the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check and how to help your child prepare for this at home.

Here at Westerings we follow Read Write Inc. Click on the pictures below to find out more!

Preparing your child for the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check...


Click the image above to find out more about the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check.

Saying the sounds correctly is extremely important. Watch this video to learn how!

Learn more about digraphs by clicking the image above.

Blending is an important part of the Phonics Screening Check. Click the image above to learn how to support your child with this at home.

Click the pictures below to take you to some useful online resources...

Watch Mrs Rees' phonics song!

Parent Workshops

RWI Parents Workshop 2022.pptx

Y1 Phonics Workshop Slides

RWI parent booklet.pdf

Key Phonics Vocabulary


Below you will find some printable resources to support your child at home...