Read Write Inc

'Every child has the right to read because without being able to read children have absolutely no access into their education.' (Ruth Miskin , Creator of RWI)

At Elmore Green we use the Read Write Inc (RWI) programme to get children off to a flying start with their reading. 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/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.

Why do we use RWI?

The RWI programme has been proven to be a very successful method of teaching every child to read and write using phonics. Evidence of this can be found in the Ofsted Report, Reading by six: how the best schools do it.

Who follows the programme?

All children in EYFS and Year One follow the programme. They are assessed and are put into groups and given the appropriate RW1 reading and workbooks to follow. Children are taken off the programme when they have completed Grey books. Some children continue RWI in Year Two.

What do children learn in Read Write Inc?

Reading The children:

  1. learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letters/ letter groups using simple picture prompts
  2. read lively stories featuring words they have learned to sound out.
  3. Show that they comprehend the stories by answering 'Find it' and 'Prove it' discussion questions

Writing The children:

  1. learn to write the letters/ letter groups which represent the 44 sounds
  2. learn to write words by saying the sounds and graphemes
  3. write simple sentences
  4. compose stories based on picture scripts
  5. compose a range of texts using discussion prompts

Talking 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:

  1. answer every question
  2. practise every activity with their partner
  3. take turns in talking to each other With our staffs' commitment and dedication we aim to ensure that every child learns to read and no child 'slips through the net'.

Mrs Melanie Frew (RWI manager).

Where can I find out more about RWI?

The official Read Write Inc website, provides all the information you need to support your child through the programme. The sounds taught are pure sounds and may be different to how you would say them or how you were taught. To avoid confusing the children the RWI website does go through the correct pronunciation of each sound. has loads of information FREE and will help your child learn to read and love to read! There are over 100 free ebooks to enjoy with your child and there is a phonic guide which will help you with saying the sounds correctly.

We are a 'Get Reading. Keep reading. Change Everything.' school.

We use the highly successful Read Write Inc. Phonics programme to teach our children to read, write and spell. Our children do well in the Phonic Screening Check and by Year 2, the majority are fluent readers with the best chance of success in the KS1 tests.

Ruth Miskin Training recognise us for teaching the Read Write Inc. programmes with fidelity and passion - we know what it takes to make literacy pleasurable and rewarding for our children.

This badge says that in 2014 – 2015 we:

  • Raise standards in reading and writing for our children
  • Are all expertly by Ruth Miskin Training – including our headteacher (Miss Humphreys)
  • Gain the latest programme updates through regular visits from our Ruth Miskin trainer
  • Release our literacy coordinators to ensure our high standards are maintained.

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