Read Write Inc. at St Albert’s Catholic Primary School
Read, Write, Inc. Phonics is an inclusive literacy programme for all children learning to read. At St Albert’s, it is taught from Reception class through to Y2 and it teaches synthetic phonics. Children learn the 44 common sounds in the English language and how to blend them to read and spell. The scheme heavily focuses on the development of early reading.
Reading is the key that unlocks the whole curriculum so the ability to efficiently decode is essential. The R.W.I sessions occur each day with no exceptions, as we firmly believe that the continuity and pace of the programme is key to accelerating the progress of children’s reading development.
What is Read Write Inc?
Read Write Inc(RWI) is a consistent, rigorous and dynamic literacy programme which teaches EVERY child following it to read as early in their school careers as possible. Using synthetic phonics, children learn to quickly blend letter sounds together by following a fun and effective programme. The aim is to get children through the programme quickly ensuring that they become fluent and confident readers.
RWINc is well established in our school. Since we are passionate about reading at St Albert’s, we endeavour to help our children become the best readers that they can as early as possible and so the scheme suits our needs and the needs of our children perfectly.
Who follows the programme?
All the children from Reception to 2 are assessed every half term and are placed in groups at the appropriate level for them. This is to ensure that all children are working at the level which suits their personal needs. On completion of the RWI scheme, children will then progress to normal English lessons. All adults delivering the RWINc scheme are fully trained and meet on a half-termly basis to discuss the progress of each individual child. For some children, it is necessary to continue RWInc phonics into KS2 and appropriate groups are established for these children.
How often does child read with a teacher?
Children read their RWI books every morning with a fully trained member of staff. This could be a class teacher (not necessarily their own!), or a teaching assistant. These books are kept in school. We have recently updated our stock of RWINc home-school reading books. Each child takes home a copy of their current RWINc text and a supplementary book which closely matches their phonic ability and the current sound they are learning.
Where can I find out more about RWI?
The official Read Write Inc website provides all of the information you need to support your child through the programme:
- Read Write Inc Policy
- RWINC Curriculum Year 1
- RWINC Curriculum EYFS
- Read Write Inc parent booklet