At Gwaunfarren we follow the Read Write Inc phonics programme from Reception to Year 2. 
Some of the children in Years 3 and 4 participate in RWI lessons if they require further support with their reading and phonic knowledge.

We have adapted the RWI programme for the needs of our pupils... Sessions are completed daily for 30 minutes and they focus on the Phonics, Reading and Reading Comprehension elements. Pupils are grouped according to their reading ability and they are tracked and monitored closely. When needed the pupils are informally assessed and they change groups frequently. RWI helps to develop the pupil's confidence as the focus ditties or stories are pitched at the right level - They are always expected to read words containing sounds that they already know! New focus sounds and words are introduced weekly, preparing them to read the focus books in the next group. When the children are able to read all of the sounds and words fluently they move on.

The children complete handwriting, spelling and literacy sessions back in their classes separate to their RWI sessions, although they are constantly reminded about their focus sounds and spelling patterns.

What is Read Write Inc?


Understanding Phonics

The children are taught to firstly read the simple speed sounds and then they move on to the alternate spellings on the complex chart.

Copyright RWI - See the Ruth Miskin Website for more resources.

Here are some videos to show you how we teach and pronounce each of the sounds. 

Set 1 Sounds.mp4

Set 2 Sounds.mp4

Set 3 Sounds.mp4

Miss L Evans,
Jul 17, 2016, 3:27 PM
Miss L Evans,
Jul 18, 2016, 4:30 AM
Miss L Evans,
Jul 17, 2016, 3:49 PM