As part of our big push on reading this year we are proud to have made the move to the Read Write Inc phonics scheme. Read Write Inc. Phonics and Fresh Start are highly successful literacy programmes for 4-13 year-olds created by Ruth Miskin and published by Oxford University Press.

The Read Write Inc. programmes are 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 https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/ to watch the scheme in action.

Read Write Inc. Phonics 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.

Read Write Inc. Fresh Start raises attainment rapidly in reading and writing. The programme boosts children’s confidence by matching what they read with the sounds they know using specially created age-appropriate texts and anthologies. Read Write Inc. Fresh Start provides clear and cumulative writing activities to build vocabulary and punctuation.

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.