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Read, Write Inc and The Importance of Reading

The story of our Read, Write Inc success:

Year 1 Phonics Screening Check results

2015: 50%

2016: 57%    Read, Write Inc introduced 6 weeks before check

2017: 84%    Read Write Inc in place for 13 months

2018: 100%

2019: 87%

In April 2016, we introduced the Read Write Inc (RWI) programme to get children off to a flying start with their Reading and Writing. Read, Write Inc is a method of learning centred round letter sounds and phonics, and we use it to aid children in their reading and writing.

Reading opens the door to learning. A child who reads a lot will become a good reader. A good reader will be able to read more challenging material. A child who reads challenging material is a child who will learn. The more a child learns, the more he or she will want to find out.

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 effortlessly 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
  • write simple sentences

Teaching Read, Write Inc

At St. Peter's we teach 'Read, Write Inc' lessons four times per week, from Monday to Thursday.

The children are taught according to ability and assessments are carried out approximately every six weeks by Yvonne Reeson and Anita Turner.

Please click on the link below to access the 'Read Write Inc' Parent Page.

You will find the following subjects featured:

  • Understanding Phonics
  • What is Read, Write Inc Phonics?
  • How to say the sounds
  • Why read to your child?
  • The Phonics Screening Check
  • 10 things to think about when you are reading with your child
  • Reading the stretchy sounds with your child
  • Reading the bouncy sounds with your child
  • Reading the digraphs with your child
  • Handwriting
  • Sound-blending
  • Spelling
  • Fred games
  • Handwriting phrases


The Importance of Reading: please click on the link below to find out what you need to know