Read Write Inc Phonics
At Woodlands Primary school we aim for all children to become fluent, confident readers who are passionate about reading. Children who read regularly, or are read to regularly, have the opportunity to open the doors to so many different worlds! More importantly, reading will give your child the tools to become independent life-long learners.We can achieve this together through:
- Read Write Inc Phonics, a program to help to your child read at school
- Encouraging children to develop a love of books by reading to them daily, at home and at school
- Giving children access to a wide range of books at school and at home
Our pupils learn to read and write effectively using the Read Write Inc. (RWI) Phonics Programme which is a systematic programme for the teaching of phonics, reading, spelling and writing. We want all pupils to begin their journey to read with confidence, develop a love of reading and apply their skills competently to writing. This programme is designed for children from 4-7 years. However, at Woodlands we begin the programme in Nursery and will continue teaching RWI to children beyond the age of 7 if they still require support in their reading.
How can I help my child at home?
Your child will bring home a Phonics reading book, the book is carefully matched to your child’s reading ability and includes only sounds that they have been taught.
Children should apply their phonics to read the book at home. Encourage your children to read as much as possible. As well as reading their phonics book children may also be encouraged to read other texts at home.
When reading with your child use the phonics sounds to segment the words and blend them back together (e.g. sh-i-p = ship, s-l-ee-p = sleep). Read to your child at home, explore different types of texts together, and make reading a fun and enjoyable experience full of adventure.
Ask your children questions about the text to develop their understanding.
Practice reading ‘red words’ at home.
For more information please follow the links below
Oxford Owl - Oxford Owl has lots of free Read Write Inc. Phonics resources to help your child continue learning, including eBooks, practice sheets, Ditty sheets, slideshows, and parent films.
RWI Youtube channel - The Read Write Inc YouTube channel has many help and support videos for parent to access along with lessons and guides on how to help your children with their daily phonics at home.