At Heronshaw School we use the Read Write Inc scheme to teach phonics.


What is Read Write Inc?

Read Write Inc (RWI) is a phonics based programme which helps children learn to read whilst also developing a wide range of vocabulary and encouraging a love of stories. It was developed by Ruth Miskin and more information on this can be found at


How will it work?

Children will be taught a sound a day and will be assessed regularly to ensure When they have reached an appropriate level they will be grouped according to their reading level and then taught the next sounds. Within a lesson children learn a new sounds, read and write words with the new sound. They also revisit previously taught words for fluency. Children will also have a carefully matched book which they read with a partner and develop phonic comprehension skills. Over the week the same book is read 3 times; 1 for decoding, 1 for fluency and 1 for comprehension.