At Travis St Lawrence school we use the Read Write Inc programme to support our teaching of phonics. The principle behind Read Write Inc is to get children reading and keep children reading. We start Read Write Inc in Nursery and continue through to KS1. We also run Fresh Start phonics for KS2 children and one-to-one tuition for children who need extra support with their reading.
What is Read Write Inc phonics?
Read Write Inc is a systematic, phonic-based approach to teaching reading, which involves children learning individual sounds and how to blend these sounds together to make words. Each letter has a matching picture and handwriting phrase to help children’s recall of the speed sounds. The Read Write Inc programme is supported by a range of storybooks which are carefully matched to the sounds that the children already know, setting them up for success and building their confidence in reading.
How can I support at home?
You can help your child with their reading by:
- Looking at books together and talking what is happening in the pictures or asking questions
- Reading books to your child and listening to them read
- Talking to your child and introducing them to new and ambitious vocabulary e.g. “munch”, “scoff” or “devour” instead of “eat”
- Knowing the 44 sounds and how to pronounce them (Please click here for a pronunciation guide)
Further information and helpful videos can be found here.