St John Fisher Catholic Primary School

Shenley Road Wigston Leicestershire LE18 3QL

Tel: 01162 882 203




At St John Fisher we teach Phonics using the Ruth Miskin scheme; Read, Write Inc Phonics. The children start learning phonics daily on entry into the Reception Class and by the end of Year1 have the skills needed to pass the phonics screening test which the vast majority of our children do! (94% of children passed in 2020). We follow the sequence of the scheme which ensures the children learn the skills needed to learn to read, which then allows them to become readers who learn and life long lovers of books! 

Click on the link below to hear how the "pure" sounds are pronounced

Please also see the list of "green" and "red" words the children will learn as they begin their reading journey.

Green words are decodable, you can "sound them out." Red words are sight words and have to be learned.