At Godolphin, we follow the Read Write Inc. Phonics programme to introduce the skill of learning to read.

Read Write Inc. Phonics is a DfE-validated systematic synthetic phonics programme with a wholeschool approach to teaching early reading and writing. It teaches children to read accurately, fluently and with understanding, to spell, and to write their own compositions.

We ensure that the teaching of phonics is lively, interactive and investigative. We use a multisensory approach so that children learn from simultaneous visual, audio and kinaesthetic activities, designed to secure essential phonic knowledge and skills. Staff work hard to promote phonics at every opportunity so that pupils recognise that it is not a standalone subject, but an integral part of all their reading and writing development.

Fred the Frog

Fred the Frog puppet plays an important role in our Read Write Inc Lessons. Fred in only able to speak in sounds not whole words. We call this Fred Talk.

For more details and and to view the order of teaching sounds please click on the Pdf below:


The following video is an example of blending sounds with Fred.