Phonics and Reading

North Ealing Primary School

Read Write Inc Phonics

At North Ealing Primary School we use the Read Write Inc (RWI) Phonics programme to get children off to a flying start with their literacy. RWI is a method of learning centred round letter sounds and phonics, and we use it to teach children to read and write.

Reading opens the door to learning. A child who reads a lot will become a good reader. A good reader will be able to read more challenging material. A child who reads challenging material is a child who will learn. The more a child learns, the more he or she will want to find out.

Using RWI Phonics, children learn to read effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into comprehending what they read. It also allows them to spell effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into composing what they write.

This phonics programme is used throughout Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. The programme also benefits children older children in the school, who are new to English or need to catch up rapidly.

For a full understanding of Phonics visit NES Learning Zone: