What is Read Write Inc? Read Write Inc (RWI) 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.
Why are we using RWI? We have chosen to use the RWI programme because it has been proven to be a very successful method of teaching every child to read and write using phonics. Evidence of this can be found in the Ofsted Report, Reading by six: how the best schools do it.
Who will be following the programme? All children in the school were assessed at the start of the 2012-13 academic year, then in October and again in February and May and they were put into groups at the appropriate level for them. Children who move off the programme continue to learn literacy and English in classes.
How often will my child read with a teacher? Children will read their RWI books every morning with a trained member of staff (teachers and teaching assistants). These books will be kept in school. Your child will still bring home a reading book and it is still important that you listen to your child read every day.
Where can I find out more about RWI? The official Read Write Inc website, www.oup.com/oxed/primary/rwi/ provides all the information you need to support your child through the programme. You can also speak to Miss Harvey or your child's class teacher if you have any queries.