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Reception and Key Stage One Phonics - Read Write Inc

What is Read Write Inc? 
Read Write Inc (RWI) is a consistent, rigorous and dynamic literacy programme to teach EVERY child to read by the age of six. Using synthetic phonics, children quickly learn to blend letter sounds together following a fun and effective programme. 

Why are we using RWI?
The RWI programme has been proven to be a very successful method of teaching every child to read and write using phonics. Evidence of this can be found in the Ofsted Report,  Reading by six: how the best schools do it. 

Who will be following the programme?
All children in Key Stage Once and EYFS are regularly assessed and put into groups at the appropriate level for them. On completion of the RWI programme, some children will then progress into our normal literacy lessons. 

How often will my child read with a teacher? 
Children will read their RWI books every morning with a trained member of staff (Eg. the class teacher, teaching assistant, or other support staff). These books will be kept in school. Your child will still bring home a reading book and it is still important that you listen to your child read every day.

How can I help my child?
Many parents wish to help their child at home to learn to read.  When children are learning to read and write, it is much easier to say the sounds in a pure way.  This also helps children to segment words in order to be able to spell them.  In order for you to help your child we recommend that you watch the Ruth Miskin guide to pronouncing 'pure sounds.' RWI Pure Sounds video link.

If you require any additional information please have a look at the powerpoint presentation below, or speak to Mrs Howard our RWI leader.