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Reading and Phonics

The Teaching of Reading at Dishforth CE Primary School 

At Dishforth CE Primary, we believe in the importance of developing a love of reading from an early age. Reading and phonics are taught using the Ruth Miskin Read Write Inc programme which "enables every child to become a confident and fluent reader at the first attempt."

The Ruth Miskin website has some useful resources for parents to help support children's reading:

Please follow this link to our Literacy policy for more information on the teaching of reading in our  school.

Click here to download a useful  leaflet with some ideas on how to support your child with Literacy:

My  Guide to Literacy

At Dishforth CE Primary School, we believe in:

  • A literacy-rich curriculum will immerse children in high-quality texts. Children will develop into confident readers and writers with the acquisition of rich language. Children will develop a lifelong love of reading and writing.

High-quality texts are at the heart of our teaching of reading and writing and we use Power of Reading resources from the Centre for Primary Literacy.