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English in Class 1

Read Write Inc

We use the Read Write Inc (RWI) programme to get children off to a flying start with their reading, writing and spelling. RWI is a method of learning centred around letter sounds and phonics, and we use it to aid children in their reading and writing. Children begin learning letter sounds within the first few weeks of starting in Reception and will learn 3/4 new sounds a week. 

When using RWI to read the children will:

learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letter/letter groups using simple picture prompts

learn read words using Fred Talk (saying individual sounds in order before blending to read e.g. "c-a-t" "cat")

read lively stories featuring words they have learnt to sound out

show that they comprehend 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

Support for Parents

You can find more information about the scheme on the site which you can access by clicking the link below.

Here you will find video tutorials on how to pronounce letter sounds, Fred talk and blend to read. 

In Year One the pupils will take the National Phonics Screening check. This is an assessment to gauge a child's reading ability.

Each pupil is asked to read a mixture of real and made-up words which the teacher will assess. More information can be found by clicking the link below.

Link: RWI

Link: SchoolRun Phonics