Read Write Inc

The Read Write Inc Phonics programme is the main focus for our phonics teaching for Early Years Foundation Stage and KS1.

In Nursery we focus on Phase 1 from the Letters and Sounds phonics programme.

Letters and Sounds is also used throughout Reception and KS1.


Our EYFS and Key Stage One classes hold reading meetings for parents to share information about the phonics for their year group and the reading expectations for that class.

The links below will lead you to more information about Read Write Inc

Understanding phonics -

What is RWI phonics? -

How to say the sounds -

Reading digraphs -

Sound blending -


Useful Websites for Phonics

How to pronounce new words in KS1 - 

How to pronounce new words in KS2 -

During School Closure

Read, Write Inc - Daily virtual lessons for children

From Monday 23rd March there are  Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons on Facebook and YouTube for children to watch at home.

There will be three short Speed Sound lessons with one of the trainers every day for the next two weeks. The films will only be available at the times below:

  • Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am and again at 12.30 pm
  • Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am and again at 1.00 pm
  • Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am and again at 1.30 pm

Please note: the films are streamed live and won’t be available at other times.

They are also releasing a film of a poem for Reception and Year 1 children to join in with at 2.00 pm every day. The poems will be available on YouTube to watch again and again. 

A great opportunity for children to learn these by heart!

Please look at films for parents and carers, updated 22/03/2020


Films for parents

Films for parents to help their child learn to read at home with Read Write Inc. Phonics are available on the RWI website and YouTube channel.  They are adding a parent film to Facebook every day too.

Files to Download


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