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Read Write Inc

Read Write Inc

At Derwentwater Primary School we believe that learning to read is the most important thing your child will learn at our school. Everything else depends on it.

That is why we follow a synthetic phonics programme called Read, Write Inc (RWI).

This programme aims to help all children learn to read fluently and at speed so they can focus on developing their skills in comprehension, vocabulary and spelling.

Children learn to read sounds which are taught in the following order:

Set 1 teaches the most common sound-letter correspondences: m a s d t / i n p g o / c k u b / f e l h sh r / j v y w / th z ch qu x ng nk

Set 2 teaches alternative vowel sounds: ay ee igh ow oo oo ar or air ir ou oy

Set 3 is made up of alternative spellings of Set 2 sounds: ea oi e a-e i-e o-e u-e aw are ur er ow ai oa ew ire ear ure.

Find out more information about Read Write Inc by watching the short video below:

Phonics.mov from Derwentwater Primary School on Vimeo

Lesson structure

The structure of lessons depend upon the level the children are working at; either a three-day timetable or a five-day timetable.

Three-day timetable for Green, Pink, Purple and Orange LevelsFive-day timetable for Yellow, Blue and Grey Levels