Read Write Inc. Literacy and Language

Read Write Inc. is a comprehensive programme which is based on the children learning to read to very high levels as the prerequisite for all of the children’s learning and understanding as they move through the rest of their lives.

Read Write Inc. has a track record of raising outcomes for all children who take part. It is closely matched to both the New National Curriculum for Primary school and also mirrors the very high aspirations we have for all children at Parbold Douglas.

All of the curriculum staff in school have received extensive training and will be part of continuing professional development as we continue to develop the programme. The Academy has also purchased extensive and extremely high quality resources to support the children in their learning.

Click here for the Literacy and Language Yearly Overview from Years 2-6: Y2-6 RWI Overview

Read Write Inc. Phonics

At Parbold Douglas Academy we use the Read Write Inc (RWI) programme from Reception. The Teaching and Learning focuses on 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 often 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 that sounds are represented by written letters
  • learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letter/letter groups using simple picture prompts
  • learn how to blend sounds
  • 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
  • For further information use these links below:

    RWI Phonics PPT Parent FAQs Ruth Miskin Video page Advice for Parents Oxford Owl