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Priestmead Primary School & Nursery

Moving Onwards and Upwards Together

RWI 1(1)

Read Write Inc, Our Phonics Approach

Phonics is used to teach children how to decode, blend and learn to read.  The Read Write Inc approach is a nationally recognised model.  At Priestmead, we take the 4 classes in Reception/Year 1 and split them into 9, 10 or 11 smaller groups to target children to enable accelerated progress.  Children are reassessed every 6-9 weeks and groups changed accordingly.  

Our vision is that every child is confident in phonics so they can access reading, the curriculum and more importantly the world around them.

It is a huge financial investment having such small groups, but we believe in the importance of knowing how to read.  

We have seen a positive impact on our Phonics Screening results at the end of Y1 since we introduced this approach in 2015:

Y1 Phonics

Phonics is overseen by the wonderful Mrs Lloyd.  She ensures all staff are trained, supported, resources are in place and high quality teaching and learning takes place.  Through her leadership we have seen our results rocket from 76% to 93% in just two years.

RWI kids 1

 Mrs Lloyd also leads Phonic Workshop sessions for Reception and Y1 Parents:

RWI Parents 1
Understanding Phonics
What is RWI Phonics.
Pure Sounds
Set 1
Two Letters One Sound
Independent Blending
Speed Sounds
Green and Red
Story Intro
Speed Words
Phonics Screening
Fred Games
The Frieze
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