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Primary School

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Read, Write Inc- Information for Parents & Carers

Who is Read Write Inc. for?

The Read Write Inc. programme is for primary school children learning to read. Children will begin the programme in Year R and will remain on the programme for the teaching of phonics until they are reading at a National Curriculum age expected level for Year 2.  Our aim is for most children to be off the scheme by the end of Year 2.

How will it work?


The teacher will use lots of “Fred talk” to encourage children to hear words through sounds, e.g. Put on your c-oa-t. They will begin to learn a sound a week and will be assessed regularly by their class teachers.

Year R

Children will be taught a sound a day for 20 mins and will be assessed regularly by their class teachers. When they have reached an appropriate level they will be grouped according to their reading level, and will be taught for a further 20 mins (reading activity).

Years 1 - 2

All children who are working at or below a National Curriculum  age expected level for Year 2 will be assessed regularly by their  teachers. The children will complete phonics activities for 20 minutes each day. Children may be grouped according to their stage and may be  taught by teaching assistants under the direction of the teachers durig the phonics lesson so that all children gain the most benefit from this time.

How and what do the children learn?


The children:

- learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letters/letter groups using simple picture prompts.

- learn to read words using sound blending.

- read lively stories featuring words they have learned to sound out.

- after meaningful discussion led by an adult,  children show that they comprehend the stories by answering questions.


Children are assessed so they work with children at the same level. This allows them to take a full part in all lessons.

They work in pairs so that they:

-answer every question

-practise every activity with their partner

-take turns in talking to each other

Have a look at the RWInc parents’ pages on the website for tips and resources for supporting your child at home:   or