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Parent information: What is Read Write Inc. Phonics?

At Allenby we use the Read Write Inc (RWI) programme to get children off to a flying start with their literacy. RWI is a method of learning centred round letter sounds and phonics, and we use it to aid children in their reading and writing.

Reading opens the door to learning. A child who reads a lot will become a good reader. A good reader will be able to read more challenging material. A child who reads challenging material is a child who will learn. The more a child learns, the more he or she will want to find out.

Using RWI, the children learn to read effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into comprehending what they read. It also allows them to spell effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into composing what they write.

When using RWI to read the children will:

  • learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letter/letter groups using simple picture prompts
  • learn to read words using Fred Talk
  • read lively stories featuring words they have learned to sound out
  • show that they comprehend the stories by answering questions.

When using RWI to write the children will:

  • learn to write the letters/letter groups which represent 44 sounds.
  • learn to write words by saying the sounds in Fred Talk
  • write simple sentences

This video explains: 

  • Why children love learning to read, write and spell using Read Write Inc. Phonics
  • How Read Write Inc. Phonics works in school
  • How parents can help at home

Click on the logos below to access the parent support videos and extra informtion about Read Write Inc


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RWI (read write inc) phonics. How to pronounce set 1 to set 3 sounds for parents & children (click on the picture above).

See below for a complete list of the set1, set2 and set3 phonic sounds.

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