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Cedars Primary School

Respect, Honesty, Kindness, Pride, Ambition

Statement of Intent



At Cedars Primary School, we strive to teach children to read effectively and fluently using the Read Write Inc. Phonics (RWI) systematic synthetic programme from when our children start with us in EYFS. This includes teaching synthetic phonics, sight vocabulary, decoding and encoding words as well as spelling and accurate letter formation. These fundamental skills not only hold the keys to the rest of the curriculum, but also have a huge impact on children’s self-esteem and also opportunities for their future. With reading at the heart of our curriculum, we believe that we are providing our children with the tools to develop a love of reading and ultimately be independent and inquisitive learners.


Using the RWI phonics programme, we teach children to:

  • Read accurately, fluently and with good understanding
  • Develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and for purpose
  • Write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences.