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Read Write Inc Phonics

Read Write Inc - Our Phonics Scheme


The Government strongly recommend the use of systematic, synthetic phonics programmes when teaching early literacy skills to children. Synthetic phonics is simply the ability to convert a letter or group of letters into sounds that are then blended together into a word.


RWI is a method of learning used to aid children in their reading and writing. Here at Angel Road Infant and Nursery School, we are using the Read Write Inc (RWI) programme to get children off to a flying start with learning to read.



Children begin this scheme in foundation stage and progress throughout Key Stage 1. The children are assessed regularly and grouped according to their ability. They will work with a RWI trained teacher or teaching assistant. They will read books closely linked to the sounds they have been learning. Children who find reading more challenging continue to have support in small groups or on an individual basis


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 can read more challenging material is a child who will learn. The more a child learns, the more he or she will want to find out.


Please watch these videos for more information or read the parent information leaflets.

What stage should my child be at?

Parent booklet 1

Parent booklet 2