Our Reading Scheme and Phonics

Reading at Whalton


A child's skill at reading skills is vital to their success in school, as it will allow them to access the breadth of the curriculum and improve their communication and language skills. 


At Whalton we understand how wonderful it is for children to discover that reading is the key to open the door to a whole new world of imagination. Our children are encouraged to read regularly and to achieve their Reading Challenge each week. Authors and storytellers are invited into school each year to inspire a love of literature. We invite parents to come in and share their favourite stories with the children too. 


We use  Read/Write Inc for our younger and less confident readers and the PM Reading Scheme to teach reading to our older children. 


Read/Write Inc

'Read Write Inc., developed by Ruth Miskin, provides a structured and systematic approach to teaching literacy. It is designed to create fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers.'




'PM is the largest and most finely levelled reading programme in the UK, with a pedagogically sound, proven approach to making every child a successful, balanced reader.'