Learning to read - Read Write Inc

Reading for fluency

Reading for understanding

Reading for pleasure

Read Write Inc



Punctuation & Grammar


Writing for purpose

Read Write Inc.' Phonics is a dynamic, vigorous programme that teaches children to read and write quickly and easily. First children learn the common sounds in the English language and how to sound-blend words for reading. At the same time they develop skills of handwriting and spelling. They progress to read and comprehend lively storybooks containing words that they can decode so they achieve early success in reading.


A key element of the Read Write Inc. approach is that practice across the school is completely consistent. This is achieved because every member of staff delivering the programme is trained, coached and supported to be an expert in the teaching of reading. Children are grouped by their stage of learning allowing lessons to specifically address individual learning needs.

We have introduced 'Read Write Inc: Spellings' which compliments and follows on from Read Write Inc and focuses on the development of reading and writing after children are competent readers and writers. 

As part of Read Write Inc we focus on the 5 P's. Praise, participation, purpose, passion and pace. We use these principles in all lessons as they are the foundation of effective teaching and learning.

We are currently using a variety of resources to support the children's pronunciation and recognition of sounds. To support with this at home, please find a link below to a video that demonstrates the key sounds we learn spoken as pure sounds. This will help to support the children in their pronunciation and enable them to translate this more effectively to written spelling. We use this regularly in school to review and practise spoken sounds and sound recognition.

Green Words

Green words are ones that can be broken down into sounds, and blended together to read.


The programme teaches a series of sounds and these can then be used to help decode and read green words.


If your child would like to practise their green words at home and you would like to see an example of the types of words we use for decoding in sessions, you can follow the link below.

Red Words

Red words are words that cannot be broken down into sounds. These are taught explicitly, and are words that children need to be able to read on sight. Below is a link to a list of the red words that children need to be able to read.


We hold parent sessions, giving out further information regarding our Read Write Inc scheme throughout the year. This will include some activities that you can do at home with your child. The activities may require a pack of Read Write Inc Home Learning Cards, which can be purchased online. To download a copy of a 'Parent Pack' please visit the link below.

Throughout the curriculum, our key aims are to ensure our pupils can read well, both for enjoyment and to find out information, and have a strong command of both the written and spoken word. Literacy lessons take place in the mornings, focussing on reading, composition in both speech and in writing, vocabulary, grammar and punctuation, spelling and handwriting.