At Moorcroft Wood Primary, we strive to teach children to read effectively and quickly using the Read Write Inc. Phonics programme (RWI) which includes teaching synthetic phonics, sight vocabulary, decoding and encoding words as well as spelling and accurate letter formation.
We passionately believe that teaching children to read and write independently, as quickly as possible, is one of the core purposes of a primary school. These fundamental skills not only hold the keys to the rest of the curriculum but also have a huge impact on children’s self-esteem and future life chances.
‘’Reading is the one ability that, once set in motion, has the capacity to feed itself, to grow exponentially producing a base from which the possibilities are infinite.’’
What are our aims?
In Nursery the children will start the RWI programme which continues until Year 2 when the children move onto English and reading lessons.
When using Read Write to read the children will:
When using Read Write to write the children will:
Children are organised into homogenous groupings for phonics so that they are taught according to their reading ability rather than their age. Teachers and teaching assistants lead phonic groups so that they are small and pupils are well supported.
In Key Stage 2 teachers build upon synthetic phonics knowledge and will refer the child back to the sound card phrases to help with the spelling of unknown words. Any child who is identified as needing alternative reading strategies to phonics will have one to one tutoring or small group tutoring.
Phonic Screening check
In Year 1, a Phonic Screening Check will take place in the Summer Term. This will check the child’s ability to use their phonic knowledge to read a list of 40 words which will consist of real and nonsense words (alien words).
Here are some videos on how to pronounce the RWI sounds:
Information for Parents:
Use this link to find out more about the RWI program:
Oxford Owl is a free website built to help you help your child learn to read and love to read. It contains
Here are some useful websites and games to support your child's phonics: