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At Northfield Road we use Read Write Inc, which is a proven phonics scheme, which through a mixture of sounds and images enables the children to retain sounds in their working and long term memory and learn to read.  


Mrs Parker is our Read Write Inc lead teacher, so if you have questions about RWI, contact school who can refer you to her. 


Look out for links sent directly via the School App, showing you some of the sounds that your child is currently working on, enabling them to complete additional learning at home! 


We will also be holding the following parent meetings during the Autumn Term:


Monday 10th October - Reception parents will be invited into school from 14:30 until 15:00. This session will focus on introducing you to the way we teach phonics at home and ways to help your child. 


Monday 7th November - Year 1 parents will be invited into school from 14:30 until 15:00. This session will focus on the upcoming Phonics Screening Check, provide a refresher on how we teach phonics in school and highlight ways that you can help your child at home.


We look forward to seeing you in school!



What is Read Write Inc?


Read Write Inc (RWI) is a phonics complete literacy programme which helps all children learn to read fluently and at speed so they can focus on developing their skills in comprehension, vocabulary and spelling.  The programme is designed for children aged 4-7. At Northfield Road we begin the programme in Reception and will continue teaching RWI to children beyond the age of 7 if they still need support in their reading.


RWI was developed by Ruth Miskin and more information on this can be found at



How will RWI be taught?


All children are assessed regularly by one of our RWI teachers.

Groups are small and based on children's needs. This allows complete participation in lessons.


Daily lessons provide regular opportunities for feedback.



What is the Year 1 phonics screening check?


◦The Year 1 phonics screening check is a short assessment to confirm whether individual pupils have learnt phonic decoding to an appropriate standard.


◦It will identify the children who need extra help so they are given support by their school to improve their reading skills. They will then be able to retake the check in Year 2 so that schools can track pupils until they are able to decode.