The new National Curriculum emphasises the importance of children learning to read using a phonics-based approach. We can help you ensure that every child has the right phonics skills to become a successful reader, in turn, feel confident in the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check.


At Northlands we use the Read Write Inc. Phonics programme.


Read Write Inc. Phonics is a comprehensive literacy programme designed to get all infants reading and writing quickly. Importantly, phonics is not taught in isolation.


  • Initial and on-going assessment tracks every child’s progress
  • Children are grouped by ability so they learn rapidly at the right level
  • Partner work means every child participates in the whole lesson
  • Our special ‘three reads’ approach ensures every child gains accuracy, fluency and a good understanding of the text