Wavendon Gate School

Further information about phonics and how you can help your child at home

At Wavendon Gate School we use Read Write Inc Phonics (RWI) to give your child the best possible start with their reading journey. We have put together a guide explaining how the RWI programme works together with some useful links. Mrs Sage-Passant is our Read Write Inc Manager, so if you have questions about RWI, contact school who can refer you to her. Please take the time to read the information below as it will provide invaluable information as to how you can help and support your child in reading.

What is Read Write Inc?

Read Write Inc (RWI) is a complete phonics 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 as early as possible. The programme is designed for children aged 4-7 years.

Read Write Inc teaching sequence



The children:


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The children work in pairs so that they:

Year 1 & Year 2

Children follow the same format as Reception but will work on complex sounds and read books appropriate to their reading level. Daily sessions of RWI phonics last for 30 minutes. Once children become fluent speedy readers they will move on to guided reading sessions in year 2.