At Thongsley Fields, we use Read Write Inc. Phonics (RWI) to give your child the best possible start with their reading and writing. See below for how the RWI programme works, together with some useful links that might help you to help your child.

Children who read regularly AND are read to regularly have so many more opportunities to access the wonderful world around them! Most importantly, reading will give our children the tools to become independent life-long learners.

We can achieve this together through:

  • Read Write Inc. - our chosen programme to help your child read fluently
  • Encouraging children to develop a love of books by reading to them daily, at home and at school
  • Giving children access to a wide range of books at school and at home

What is Read Write Inc.?

We believe and aim to ensure that all children can learn to read fluently and at speed so they can focus on developing their skills in comprehension, vocabulary and spelling.  The Read Write Inc. (RWI) programme is designed for children aged 4-7. However, at Thongsley Fields, we begin the programme in Nursery and continue teaching RWI beyond the age of 7 for those children in need of extra support in their reading,

All children are assessed regularly, every few weeks, to ensure that teaching is always closely matched to their individual needs. This allows complete participation and rapid progress in lessons.

Our daily RWI sessions are fun sessions involving lots of speaking, listening and speedy reading and writing with a heavy emphasis on children’s active participation.

The above video gives you an overview of how we teach children to read and write with Read Write Inc. Phonics.  Contact your child's class teacher for more information.