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Read Write Inc Phonics

At Rotherfield School, our intent is to develop the essential life skill of reading to enable our children to become lifelong readers. We aim to foster a love of reading and enrich children’s lives through high quality texts. By building confident readers we are offering opportunity to develop their across the wider curriculum. 

At Rotherfield we use Read Write Inc Phonics (RWI) to give your child the best possible start with their literacy. Click on the image below to open the Presentation that was shared in our Phonics Workshop in November this year. This will give you more information about what RWI is and how it is taught here at Rotherfield. 

Set Sounds 

Step 1:

Set 1 Sounds are taught in the following order together with rhymes to help children form the letters correctly and instantly recognise sounds ready for blending.

 Children will also use pictures for each sound to help recognise the sound and then form the shape of the sound.

Step 2:

The children are then taught Set 2 Sounds - the long vowels. When they are very confident with all of set 1 and 2 they are taught Set 3 Sounds.

How can I help my child at home?

  • Ensure you model the sounds correctly to your child. The video below will help you with how to say the sounds correctly. 

 

  • Play phonics games with your child at home to support their learning in school (there are some good suggestions in the PowerPoint linked above). 
  • Read frequently with your child at home. This needs to be a mixture of the phonetically decodable books that are provided by school but also you as a parent reading and sharing stories with your child. You can also read words in your environment such as road signs and packaging, can you spot any of the sounds they have been learning in school recently? 

Useful Websites. 

Please find a list of websites that you may find useful in helping you and your child  learn about phonics. Games and fun activity websites are also included.

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/ - The Read Write Inc Website

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ - Free resources to support learning at home

http://jollylearning.co.uk/ - Games and information for parents

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ - many games to play

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/phonics/play/ - fun games for the children to play

http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html  - fun games for the children to play

http://www.kenttrustweb.org.uk/kentict/kentict_home.cfm  - fun games for the children to play and information for parents

http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/  - fun games for the children to play

http://www.starfall.com/  - fun games for the children to play

http://www.firstschoolyears.com/  - fun games for the children to play

BBC Bitesize - many games to play covering all areas of the curriculum