Phonics – Read, Write, Inc

At Coleridge Primary School we use a synthetic phonics programme called ‘Read Write Inc’ produced by Ruth Miskin.  Read Write Inc is a method of learning centred around letter sounds and phonics, blending them together to read and write words and using these learnt sounds in their reading and writing. Using Read Write Inc 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 their energy into composing what they write.

The children are assessed and grouped according to their ability and they work with a teacher or teaching assistant on the Read Write Inc programme.  The children are continuously assessed by the Read Write Inc lead teachers, to ensure that they move through the programme at a good pace.  At the end of each half term all children are assessed and then put into new groups according to their phonic knowledge and fluency when reading.


The children will:
Learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letter/letter groups using simple picture prompts.
Learn to read words using sound blending (Fred talk).
Read lively stories featuring words they have learnt to sound out.
Show that they comprehend the stories by answering ‘Find It’ and ‘Prove It’ discussion questions.



The children will:
Learn to write the letters/letter groups which represent the 44 sounds.
Learn to write words by saying the sounds and graphemes (Fred fingers).
Learn to say and write simple then more complex sentences.
Compose stories based on picture strips.
Compose a range of texts using discussion prompts.


Partner work

Children are assessed so they work with children at the same level.  This allows them to take full part in all lessons.

The children work in pairs to:
Answer every question.
Practise every activity with a partner.
Take turns in talking to each other.
Give positive praise.


For more information about Read Write Inc and supporting your child at home, follow the links below:

Download Parent Letter

Download Read, Write, Inc. Letter


Phonics Screening Check

In Key Stage 1 children are assessed at the end of Year 1 using a Government Statutory Assessment Tool known as the Phonics Screening Check. This screening check confirms whether the child has learnt phonic decoding to an appropriate standard and will identify sounds needing further consolidation in Year 2.

Click on the ‘Oxford Owl’ logo above to access a free website to help you support your child with reading at home.  It includes over 100 FREE ebooks to enjoy with your child.

It also includes a phonics guide (including how to say the sounds correctly), ideas for motivating boys to read and great ideas to keep them reading during the school holidays. There are also reading games and activities.

Would you like to find out more about Read Write Inc?

Well here’s your chance!

click on the Read Write Inc  image above to view some of the Read Write Inc lessons in action!

Click on the frog above for some fantastic free phonics games for your children to play at home.

It includes games that will support the Year 1 phonics screening check.

These games include reading real and nonsense words to support children in sounding out words to read.

Parent Workshops

We recently held a phonics and reading workshop for the parents of our Year 1 children.  Thank you to the parents that attended, we hope you found it really useful in supporting your children at home.  The feedback was really positive.


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