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Read Write Inc is a literacy programme that helps children learn synthetic phonics. The scheme includes both a phonics and reading focus. The sessions happen every day because maintaining the continuity and pace of the promgramme increases the speed at which children's reading develops.

Teaching and Learning Style

Read Write Inc is based on 5 Ps:

Praise - Children learn quickly in a positive climate.

Pace - Good pace is essential to the lesson

Purpose - Every part of the lesson has a specific purpose

Passion - This is a very prescriptive programme. It is the energy, enthusiasm and passion that teachers put into the lesson that brings the teaching and learning to life.

Participation - A strong feature of Read Write Inc lessons is partner work and the partners 'teaching' each other.


The Read Write Inc curriculum will teach children to:

Teaching of Read Write Inc will:


Planning for Read Write Inc is completed with support from handbooks taking into account the individual needs of each group. This planning identifies the phonics, ditties or storybooks and activities for the sessions targeted at the current attainment of children. Lessons follow set routines, ensuring consistency across groups. Support staff are responsible for planning for their Read Write Inc groups, with support from teachers and the Read Write Inc manager as required. Support staff are given preparation time for their planning.


Children are assessed throughout every lesson through teacher observation.

Teachers assess how children:

Formal assessment is completed at least once per half-term by the Read Write Inc manager. This checks individual children's ability to recognise and say each sound and blend and say real and nonsense words. This assessment is then used toplace children in groups with other children at a similar stage to them.


Provision varies between year groups.

Foundation Stage and Y1

Children receive a Read Write Inc lesson over 40 minutes for 4 days a week. These take place Monday to Thursday starting at 9:00 am. They are led either by a class teacher or by a trained member of support staff. Groups will normally be smaller than full class sizes but can range between 10 and 30 children. Children are assessed at least once per half term.

Children are streamed into attainment groups to make sure teaching and learning is at the correct level for their current achievements. Some groups will contain a mix of FS2, Year 1 and Year 2 children. Groups are led by class teachers and trained members of support staff.  


SEN pupils are fully involved in Read Write Inc lessons as children work in groups with others who are at their level. Teaching is geared to the speed of progress of each group. Additional 1:1 tuition may take place, but this will be identified by teachers in conjunction with the Read Write Inc manager.

Additional Support in Y2

The SENDco and Read Write Inc lead with identify children who are below expected attainment for their age. These children will receive additional one-to one or small group phonics teaching from support staff in class, timings at teacher discretion. Children significantly below expected attainment are regularly assessed to support progression.

Monitoring and Review

The Read Write Inc lead in school will: