In the EYFS, children start to learn phonics which provides the building blocks to later success in reading. At Skelton Primary, we learn phonics daily in EYFS and KS1. We use Read Write Inc as part of our approach to phonics teaching.


Read Write Inc Phonics

At Skelton 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 centered 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:

a. learn that sounds are represented by written letters
b. learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letter/letter groups using simple picture prompts
c. learn how to blend sounds
d. learn to read words
e. read lively stories featuring words they have learned to sound out