Read Write Inc.
Read Write Inc. Phonics is a dynamic, vigorous programme that teaches children to read and write quickly and easily. First children learn the common sounds in the English language and how to sound-blend words for reading. At the same time they develop skills of handwriting and spelling. They progress to read and comprehend lively storybooks containing words that they can decode so they achieve early success in reading.
A key element of the Read Write Inc. approach is that practice across the school is completely consistent. This is achieved because every member of staff delivering the programme is trained, coached and supported to be an expert in the teaching of reading. Children are grouped by ability allowing lessons to specifically address individual learning needs.
As part of Read Write Inc we focus on the 5 P's. Praise, participation, purpose, passion and pace. We use these principles in all lessons as they are the foundation of effective teaching and learning.
We are currently using a variety of resources to support the children's pronunciation and recognition of sounds. To support with this at home, please find a link below to a video that demonstrates the key sounds we learn spoken as pure sounds. This will help to support the children in their pronunciation and enable them to translate this more effectively to written spelling. We use this regularly in school to review and practise spoken sounds and sound recognition.
Watch our Year 1 children say the RWI sounds for you:
This page aims to keep you updated with things that we are doing in school and how you can support your child at home. The scheme works on the premise of green words and red words. Green words are ones that can be broken down into sounds, and blended together to read. The programme teaches a series of sounds and these can then be used to help decode and read green words.
Red words are words that cannot be broken down into sounds. These are taught explicitly, and are words that children need to be able to read on sight.
When your child is starting a group, an information booklet will be sent home with all the sounds / words covered in that group. Please practice these with your child at home. You can also find this information by downloading the resources below.