St George's Church of England

Primary School

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Please also read our page on helping your child to read 

The School Uses Read Write Inc as its phonic programme. 


An Introduction to Read Write Inc.


Read Write Inc. Phonics is a DfE-validated systematic synthetic phonics programme with a wholeschool approach to teaching early reading and writing, designed to ensure progress for every child, in every primary school.

It has proven success in all types of schools, including those with high numbers of children with SEND and those in the least privileged areas.

Ruth Miskin Training has a team of 120 trainers who are hands on in schools across the country to help the School teach every child to learn to read - whatever their needs, whatever their background.

Read Write Inc. teachers learn how to inject their lessons with energy and enjoyment, from teaching the first sounds to developing fluency and comprehension and engaging children in the best stories that reflect all children’s lives.

Children learn to read sounds and blend them into words. They apply this phonic knowledge to read and comprehend Storybooks that are carefully matched to the sounds they know. Children learn to read these books with a storyteller’s voice. The aim of Read Write Inc. Phonics is for children to learn to read early. By the end of term 2 in Year 2 children are able to read stories at over 100 words per minute. They also learn how to form letters using mnemonics to help them. They learn to spell correctly using their Fred fingers. And they learn to compose their own writing - drawing upon ideas from the story they’ve just read. Everything knits together: The phonics supports the reading and writing; The reading supports the writing, the writing supports the reading. That’s why it is called Read Write Inc.


Parent Help Guide for Read Write Inc