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Danesholme Infant Academy

Be a Reader at DIA


Through a rich novel led curriculum, we explore new worlds, develop our cultural capital and broaden our cross curricular knowledge and skills in contextual learning experiences. In addition to the many, varied books that we read for pleasure in our academy our curriculum was designed with careful consideration of equality, diversity and inclusion. 


We follow the Read Write Inc.  phonics scheme. Like all phonics schemes, it teaches children the sounds in English, the letters that represent them, and how to form the letters when writing. Read Write Inc. Phonics includes reading books written using only the letters they have learnt at each level (and a few separately taught tricky words. Our children quickly feel confident and successful using this scheme.

Please view these parent information videos-

Early Reading at Danesholme Infant Academy
In Reception and Key stage 1 the teaching of Phonics follows the teaching sequence set out in the Read, Write, Inc. programme. The programme teaches the 44 main sounds in the English langua…

How to say the sounds.


Why read to your child?



What is Read, Write, Inc phonics?

How to say the sounds and support your child


Throughout the year teachers share weekly videos with you so you can support your child at home. An example of one of these:

Set 1 - Letter r