"Let your light shine."
(Matthew 5:16)
Living and learning together in the light of God

  1. Our Curriculum
  2. Phonics


Read Write Inc 

At Lady Elizabeth Hastings' we use the Read Write Inc program to deliver the teaching of phonics and early reading and writing skills. It is taught from the start of Reception and into KS1.  This video gives information for parents and carers about how to pronounce the esounds:

Here is a website which you might find useful when supporting your child with phonics, reading and writing:  http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/parents/  This is the Ruth Miskin (creator of Read Write Inc) website where you can find helpful videos to demonstrate how phonics is taught and ideas for you to try at home.   

Click here for some ideas for activities and games you can play with your child to promote their phonics and early reading skills.

Letter Formation

In Read Write Inc, the letters all have a rhyme that teaches the children how to write each letter. It is important that children learn to write letters with the correct formation before learning to join in Year 1.

All the letters and rhymes are in the document below. The red star indicates where each letter starts.

Fred's Fabulous Ph-o-n-i-c-s Award!

Each week Fred's Fabulous Ph-o-n-i-c-s Award is presented to three children: one child from Reception, one from Year 1 and one from Year 2.


There is an emphasis on the importance of spelling in the National Curriculum.  On this page you can find advice about strategies for learning spellings, the National Curriculum spelling word lists for Years 3&4 and 5&6 and, at the bottom of the page, links to National Curriculum expectations for all year groups.