Learning Phonics at Home

At Swindon Academy we follow the Read Write Inc program of phonics to teach our pupils to read well. We aim to ensure that every child at Swindon Academy has the opportunity to become a fluent reader.  When our pupils are in school, they learn in groups matched closely to their needs. These groups are organised by colour books bands. Pupils move through these bands usually at a 6-week interval or as and when they are ready.

Each week your child's phonics teacher will put together a small Sway which will include the key learning from the week and the book that they have been reading in school. 

To make sure your child’s phonics learning is as effective as possible, please work through the activities each week ensuring your child participates fully. 

Sways can be accessed by clicking on the relevant link below.

Links for Phonics Groups


Sound Group


Ditties Group  


Red Group  


Green Group  


Purple Group   


Pink Group  


Orange Group  


Yellow Group  


Blue Group  


Grey Group  

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