Phonics and Early Reading

Reading at Ladysmith Federation 

At Ladysmith, we aim for all our children to become fluent, confident and excited readers who develop a passion for reading. 

Children who read regularly or are read to regularly have the opportunity to open the doors to so many different worlds! More importantly, reading will give your child the tools to become independent life-long learners. 

We can achieve this together through: 

  • Read Write Inc, a program to help to your child phonetically decode and learn the mechanics of reading at school 

  • Encouraging children to develop a love of books by reading to them daily, at home and at school 

  • Giving children access to a wide range of high-quality books across the curriculum at school, and at home  

At Ladysmith, we use Read Write Inc Phonics (RWI) to give your child the best possible start with learning to read. We have put together a guide on how the RWI programme works together with some useful links. 

Our Reading lead teachers are Mrs Morten in the Infant school and Miss Deer in the Juniors.  If you have questions about phonics, please feel free to contact them and they will be happy to speak to you.

Infants -

Juniors -  

Please take the time to read the information on the attached pages as it will prove invaluable in helping you to support your child with their reading.