What is Read Write Inc Phonics?

Read Write Inc. (RWI) Phonics is a DfE-validated systematic synthetic phonics programme with a whole-school approach to teaching early reading and writing, designed to ensure progress for every child, in every primary school.

The aim of RWI Phonics is for children to learn to read early. They also learn how to form letters using mnemonics to help them and they learn to spell correctly using their Fred fingers.
RWI is taught through daily phonic lessons where we teach sounds and children practise reading and spelling words containing these sounds.

Each child is carefully assessed and placed into a RWI group based on their phonics sound knowledge and reading skills. This ensures that all children are working at the right level for their ability which is the best way to ensure progress and confidence in their reading skills. Groups are assessed every half term (approximately 6 weeks) and children are moved accordingly to either accelerate progress or provide further consolidation. Those children not making sufficient progress will be given targeted in-class intervention.

Please find below some hand-outs and information about how phonics is taught and how to support your child at home with reading.

BFS Phonic workshop 2020

Read Write Inc formation phrases 2020