Here at The Oaks, we follow the Read Write Inc phonics programme. All our teachers and teaching assistants have completed the full training and we also carry out weekly training updates to make sure your child receives the highest quality phonics teaching. This year our year two pupils will be taking part in the screening test in the second half of Autumn term, in line with national requirements. It is a little different this year as they would usually have completed this in Summer term of year one, but of course we were a little busy staying safe back then. The most important thing you can do at home to ensure your child achieves their full potential in phonics and reading is to read with them every day. Our year one children will take the screening test in Summer term, as usual. If you have any questions about this please feel free to speak me, Miss McIntosh, either by phone call to the main office or by catching me at the year two classroom door. There is also a useful link below aimed at helping parents with phonics.


Read Write Inc

The programme is carefully matched to the curriculum, giving all children the best chance of success in reading. They show teachers, teaching assistants and parents step-by-step how to teach all children to become fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers. If you are interested in seeing some outstanding phonics teaching please visit to watch the scheme in action.

RWI is used successfully by over a quarter of the UK’s primary schools. It is a comprehensive, consistent whole-school approach to teaching reading, writing and spelling. Fidelity to the teaching programme, rigorous assessment, tracking and one-to-one tutoring ensure that schools guarantee progress for every child.

Children complete a national Phonics’ Screen Check’ in June of Year 1 and RWI provides the best possible chance of success.

For more information on how to help your child at home with phonics speak to the class teacher or arrange an appointment with Miss McIntosh.