Here at Hilderthorpe Primary School, we teach phonics using the Read Write Inc phonics programme. Phonics is taught from Nursery until the children can confidently read using their phonic knowledge. We have been using Read Write Inc since the beginning of 2013 and in this time we have seen the children make rapid progress in their reading, which has had a huge impact on other areas of their learning.

At the end of Year 1, all children will take part in a phonics screening test. Read Write Inc has contributed to the children’s success.

There are many different ways you can help your child to read – these include:

  • regular reading at home
  • supporting your child with any new sounds they are learning
  • you can also visit which will give you lots of information on how we teach phonics and reading and how you can help your child at home.
Model School Status
In June 2017, Hilderthorpe was awarded Model School status for their work in Read Write Inc. This means that we now provide training and support for other schools across the East Riding and other areas. On Thursday 21st March 2019, Hilderthorpe hosted a free DfE phonics roadshow for schools in the East Riding, Hull and on the North Yorkshire Coast. The roadshow was a huge success and we aim to hold future events in the coming year.