Monster Phonics is a whole school systematic synthetic phonics scheme. It teaches children to read by enabling them to identify the letters and to blend the sounds together to read the words.
It is a really fun way to learn phonics since it is multi – sensory.
Sounds are categorized into 10 colour groups and each colour has a corresponding monster character.
Monster phonics is a highly advanced scheme that creates interest and engagement from the children.
Children at Rivington start their monster phonics learning in Nursery and continue through into KS2.
Monster Phonics for Parents
Click on the image below to access our parent and Pupil Starter Pack:
Click the image below to access a Parental Leaflet all about Monster Phonics:
Meet the Monsters!
English – Reading
Reading in Key Stage 1 and 2
At Rivington Foundation Primary School Primary School, in Key Stage 1 and 2, we teach Reading using ‘Curriculum by Unity Partnership’ (CUSP). CUSP is an evidence informed, sequenced curriculum, which provides a cohesive approach to the teaching of Reading from Year 1 up to Year 6.
There is a principle focus on fluency and vocabulary; teaching children the skills and strategies they need, not only to access the Reading curriculum, but so they can also apply these skills in a range of contexts to access the whole primary curriculum, and onwards. This is achieved through a diverse range of literature (see our literature spine), including whole novels, picture books, poetry and specifically written extracts so that children are exposed to a wide range of different texts. CUSP has selected these so that all children are exposed to a range of high quality literature that ‘gives every child a mirror in which to see themselves and offers a window to children to see a world beyond their own’. This complements our ethos at Rivington, where all children are encourage to ‘Live life in its fullest; Making a Difference Along the Way’.
Reading, Early Reading and Phonics
This guide shows you how to Pronounce Phonics
https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/tips-and-advice/reading-tips/how-to-read-with-your-child/ – tips/advice for reading with your child.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4Sl87VPX_4 – a video with tips for reading with your child.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ksblMiliA8 – a video that models the correct way to pronounce phonemes.
https://global.oup.com/education/content/children/issues/phonics-for-parents/?region=uk – information about phonics.
https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/ – reading lists.
http://www.brailescofeprimary.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Spelling-Parent-Workshop-PDF.pdf – information about the spelling programme we follow in school, as well as the spelling strategies the children are taught.
http://bss.oakgrovestockport.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Talking-Together.pdf – guidance on spelling and listening activities.
https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/ – LoveReading4Kids is the biggest and best recommendation site for children’s books.
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