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The Federation of North WalshamInfant and Junior Schools

Read Write Inc

Read Write Inc

Teaching our children to read and write accurately, fluently and confidently is the most important thing we will do.


Ofsted’s greatest focus, as well as ours here at school, is upon the teaching of reading. Read Write Inc. is the systematic phonics programme that we use across the federation to maximise reading results.


Read Write Inc. Phonics is introduced to children the moment new pupils arrive in Reception and is used until children have completed the phonics programme and are confident readers. The programme is designed to stimulate and challenge children’s thinking and create enthusiastic, life-long readers.


Supporting success

Here at The Federation of North Walsham Infant and Junior Schools, we recognise that children who read a lot are successful at school. Reading enriches their vocabulary, their grammar, their writing and their spelling.


The more quickly they learn to read, the more they want to read and the more they understand; the less they struggle with spelling, the more capacity they have for writing what they want to say.

Importantly, if they read and write fluently, they can draw ideas together – a key skill for effective learning at any age. Teaching children to read – and keeping them reading – are the two things that will make the biggest difference to their future.


Five key principles

The five key principles of the Read Write Inc. programme are:

Participation, Praise, Pace, Purpose and Passion


To these five key principles we have added our own sixth “P”, so we never lose sight of the advancements our pupils are making: Progression.


About Read Write Inc.

Read Write Inc. is an Oxford University Press teaching programme, created by Ruth Miskin, one of the UK’s leading authorities on teaching children to read. Over the last ten years, all of Ruth’s time has been devoted to developing the Read Write Inc. programme, underpinned by her unwavering belief that every child can, and must, learn to read.


Developing Literacy & Reading

The National Curriculum sets out very detailed and specific information for schools to use when planning lessons for children. We teach a lot of Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation skills in lessons as well as reading skills.


The skills progression sheets above show what your child will be learning about in their literacy and English lessons in school.


Children should be reading a minimum of 5 times per week with a parent/family member at home. Parents should also be reading aloud favourite stories to children.  Our older children in Years 5&6 are challenged to complete a 10-page daily challenge too!