Read Write Inc

RWI Policy
Parent Information
Your child is learning to read with Read Write Inc. Phonics, a very popular and successful literacy programme. Your child will learn to read in a very simple way.
He or she will learn to:
1. Read letters by their ‘sounds’
2. Blend these sounds into words
3. Read the words in a story
How will my child learn to read?

First, your child will learn to read:

  • Set 1 Speed Sounds: these are sounds written with one letter:
    m a  s  d  t  i  n  p  g  o  c  k  u  b  f  e  l  h  r  j  v y  w  z  x
  • and sounds written with two letters • (your child will call these ‘special friends’):

      sh  th ch qu  ng  nk ck

  • Words containing these sounds, by sound-blending,

e.g. m–a–t mat, c–a–t cat, g–o–t got, f–i–sh fish, s–p–o–t  spot, b–e–s–t  best, s–p–l–a–sh splash

  • Ditty Sheets, Red, Green and Purple Storybooks.

Second, he or she will learn to read:

  •      Set 2 Speed Sounds: ay ee igh ow oo  oo  ar  or air  ir  ou oy
  •      Words containing these sounds
  •      Pink, Orange and Yellow Storybooks.

Third, he or she will learn to read:

  •      Set 3 Speed Sounds: ea oi a-e i-e o-e u-e  aw are  ur  er  ow  ai  oa  ew  ire  ear ure
  •      Words containing these sounds
  •      Blue and Grey Storybooks.
How to support your child at home
Please browse the website below for further information and resources for use at home. You will find a guide for pronouncing the sounds, videos about the scheme and sound blending sheets for Set 1, 2 and 3 to print. 
Useful Resources 
Miss Alice Collinson

KS1 and RWI Lead