Phonics – Read Write Inc.

Read Write Inc. starts within our Nursery once children are confident with pre phonics skills such as listening and identifying sounds in the environment.  Read Write Inc. continues throughout Reception classes and into Key Stage 1.  Some children will continue into Key Stage 2 if needed.

Read Write Inc. Phonics teaches children to read accurately and fluently with good comprehension. They learn to form each letter, spell correctly and compose their ideas step by step. Children in Reception and Year 1 have a daily phonics session which is followed by reading comprehension and writing.  Children experience success from the very beginning. Phonic books are closely matched to their increasing knowledge of phonics and ‘tricky’ words. As children re-read the stories, their fluency increases.  Once children are confidently reading their Read Write Inc. book in school, they will be sent home via Oxford Owl to share with families.  In addition they will have book bag books which are matched to their reading ability to share at home, and a library book to share for pleasure.

In Reception and Year 1, children will have a daily session which lasts up to one hour. During this session they learn new sounds. They also continue to practise previously learnt sounds, reading and writing linked to a text. This will be taught by teachers and teaching assistants, all of whom have received training.  

Every 6-8 weeks your child will be assessed and their grouping may be altered as the programme works on the stage and not the age of the child.