Shears Green Infant School

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At Shears Green Infant School all children have a discrete daily phonics lesson.  In reception children are introduced to the sounds letters make following the Jolly Phonics programme.  Jolly Phonics is a fun and child centred approach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics. There are actions for each of the 42 letter sounds meaning that children are very motivated to learn.

An introduction to Jolly Phonics

Once children have a good understanding of initial letter sounds they are introduced to digraphs using the Read, Write Inc letter rhymes.

We continue to teach phonics in Key Stage One through Read Write Inc


If you have any questions about phonics please speak to your child's teacher.


Foundation Stage use Read Write Inc  rhymes to teach letter formation. 

For the Read Write Inc letter formation rhymes, please click on the link below: 


To find out more about the Read Write Inc programme, please watch the video below:

Read Write Inc sounds are separated into three different sets. Set 1, Set 2, Set 3.

To see the different sounds in each set and the rhymes that go with them, please click on the link below: 

Read Write Inc Complex Speed Sounds chart 

High Frequency Words (HFW)- these are words that the children will need to be able to recognise, read and spell by the end of KS1.

They are also known as 'tricky words' or 'sight words' as the children will need to learn how to read them by sight and memory as you cannot sound them out.

There are also other words the children need to learn in Years 1 and 2 and these are called Common Exception Words.

Please see the documents below for the HFW words and the Year 1 and Year 2 Common Exception Words.

HFW/ Tricky Word Songs 

Read Write Inc Glossary