Ready for Phonics
Our highly successful Phonics programme at The British School of Kuwait incorporates two UK based programmes; Read, write Inc and Cued Articulation.
Read, Write Inc is a proven synthetic phonics programme that gives children a flying start in reading, writing and spelling. Children learn to ‘read’ the sounds in words and how these sounds can be written down.
Students start their reading journey in Reception, as they begin to read books which match their phonic knowledge. As the children progress through the year groups they learn to read more sounds and the complexity of the books they read increases and our students become more confident readers.
Cued articulation is a visual and action technique; using hand gestures whilst you say a sound. Visualising phonics in this way helps the child understand how the sound is made, making deeper links with letters and sounds and well supporting a purer pronunciation of sounds.
Reading and phonics come hand-in-hand and we highly encourage regular reading at home. We encourage our parents to be role models and ambassadors of reading. Speak with your class teacher about ways you can also inspire a love of reading at home or visit our Lower Phase ‘VLE Parent Hub’ page.