Phonics in Reception
What is Read Write Inc?
Read Write Inc (RWI) is a phonics complete literacy programme which helps all children learn to read fluently and at speed so they can focus on developing their skills in comprehension, vocabulary and spelling. The programme is designed for children aged 4-7. However, at Abbey Park Schools Federation we begin the programme in Nursery and will continue teaching RWI to children beyond the age of 7 if they still need support in their reading.
RWI was developed by Ruth Miskin and more information on this can be found at https://ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/
How will RWI be taught?
In Reception all children will learn how to ‘read’ and ‘write’ all of the sounds in Set 1 and then taught how to blend these into words. Fred the frog helps the children to blend the sounds together which is then used to help children read. The teachers will often use the phrase ‘fred talk’ to sound out words.
The children take part in lessons every day progressing to reading books by the end of the Summer term. They also learn how to spell red words (words that cannot be sounded out) and 3/4 letter words during these lessons.
All children are assessed regularly by our RWI lead teacher so they work with children at the same level. This allows complete participation in lessons.
Parent video: How to say the sounds
Parent video: Introduction to Daily Read Write Inc. Phonics Lessons
For free Read Write Inc. Phonics eBooks, activities and advice, visit Oxford Owl for Home: www.oxfordowl.co.uk/read-write-inc-home