Read, Write, Inc. Phonics

Read, Write, Inc. Phonics
Reading is a fundamental part of everything we do at Nanpean School. Phonics is taught using the Read Write Inc programme which will allow children to decode text fluently. Read Write Inc., developed by Ruth Miskin, provides a structured and systematic approach to teaching reading. It continues to build on the children's growing knowledge in a systematic way and close tracking of individual achievements ensures no child is left behind. All children in EYFS and KS1 receive daily phonics teaching which combines the teaching of sounds required with the introduction of texts, linked to the children's level of development. 

Using RWI, the children learn to read effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into comprehending what they read. It also allows them to spell so that they can put all their energy into composing what they write.

When using RWI to read the children will:

  • Learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letter/letter groups using simple picture prompts
  • Learn to read words using Fred Talk
  • Read lively stories featuring words they have learned to sound out
  • Show that they comprehend the stories by answering questions.

When using RWI to write the children will:

  • Learn to write the letters/letter groups which represent 44 sounds.
  • Learn to write words by saying the sounds in Fred Talk
To ensure best practice, we have development days led by the Ruth MIskin RWI trainers. As well as this, we are a partner school with English Hub Kernow. Their aim is to provide high quality insight and advice to enable us to develop our own excellent practice in teaching reading through systematic synthetic phonics and early language, and encouraging a love of reading among our pupils.


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