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English has a pre-eminent place within the teaching in our school, permeating every facet of our pupils learning from their speaking and listening across the curriculum to their reading and writing in all subjects. Children’s reading and writing foundations are laid with phonics, roleplay, sharing books and listening to stories. Throughout the school a wide range of engaging and culturally enlightening texts are shared to enhance pupils passion for reading, including poetry, classic children’s novels, picture books, short stories and a plethora of high quality non fiction texts. Writing occurs across the curriculum with a focus on presentation, grammar, spelling, sentence structure and text structure being the pillars upon which the pupils learning is built.

English programmes of study: key stages 1 and 2

Read Write Inc. Phonics, Fresh Start and Spelling are highly successful literacy programmes for 4-13 year-olds created by Ruth Miskin and published by Oxford University Press.  The Read Write Inc. Programmes are carefully matched to the new curriculum. They show teachers, teaching assistants and parents step-by-step how to teach children to become fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers.


Who uses each Read Write Inc. Programme?

Read Write Inc. Phonics- Reception to Year 2 and Years 3 and 4 who need catch up.

Read Write Inc. Fresh Start- Year 5-6 with a reading age of nine and below.

Read Write Inc. Spelling- Years 2 to 6


What is Read Write Inc Phonics? 
Read Write Inc is a consistent, rigorous and dynamic literacy programme to teach EVERY child to read by the age of six. Using synthetic phonics, children quickly learn to blend letter sounds together following a fun and effective programme. 

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What is Read Write Inc Fresh Start?

Read Write Inc. Fresh Start raises attainment rapidly in reading and writing. The programme boosts children’s confidence by matching what they read with the sounds they know using specially created age-appropriate texts and anthologies. Read Write Inc. Fresh Start provides clear cumulative writing activities to build vocabulary and punctuation.

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What is Read Write Inc. Spelling?

Read Write Inc. Spelling embeds impressive skills in just 15 minutes a day, quickly and effectively filling the gaps in children’s knowledge. To keep children engaged, aliens introduce spelling rules on an exciting online spelling planet and children complete quick-fire activities in their spelling logs. For more information go to: 


How can I help my child?
Many parents wish to help their child at home to learn to read.  When children are learning to read and write, it is much easier to say the sounds in a pure way.  This also helps children to segment words in order to be able to spell them.  In order for you to help your child we recommend that you watch the 'Phonemes pronunciation guide DVD' which can be found at


Where can I find out more about Read Write Inc?

Click on the following links to find out more about Read Write Inc. and Ruth Miskin Training and

You can also speak to Miss Smith-Adams or your class teacher if you have any queries.

Read Write Inc. parent meeting information