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Teaching phonics at home

At St Patrick’s we teach early reading skills using Read Write Inc which is a literacy programme developed by Ruth Miskin.  You can get an overview of this program, and ideas on how to better support your child with reading at home, via the parental videos linked below.


Read Write Inc – Information for Parents


Together, with the children at St Patrick’s, we have also compiled some videos of our own – to help teach and support parents with the Set 2 and Set 3 sounds used in this program. These sounds are made up of two to three letters which represent just one sound. We refer to them as ‘special friends’. It is important that children do not pronounce these as 2 or 3 separate sounds, as the videos below will demonstrate.


Set 2 Sounds - Click to Play


Set 3 Sounds - Click to Play