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Reading and Phonics

At Penryn Primary Academy we recognise the importance of the English language in preparing children to be confident in all aspects of their lives. We believe that improved performance at reading, writing and spoken language will enable our pupils to deal more successfully with other curriculum subjects, while enriching their lives beyond school. At Penryn Primary we encourage all children to become independent learners and be confident in all strands of learning. 

Our approach to teaching English incorporates oracy, drama, real contexts and high-quality texts, developing children’s vocabulary, language, reading and writing skills. 

We want all children to leave Penryn Primary with a life-long reading habit and a love of books because reading will improve their vocabulary, inspire them creatively, improve their ability to write well and prepare for the next step in their lives. 

At Penryn, Phonics is taught through daily Read, Write Inc sessions. These comprise of learning different graphemes, focusing on oral phonological skills and sight vocabulary. During these sessions children are also explicitly shown how to apply their developing skills to their writing. All children are grouped in accordance to their individual needs.


To see how Reading & Phonics are being taught throughout the school, take a look at our year group class pages and their curriculum coverage maps.

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