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At Raunds Park Infant School we use the Read Write Inc (RWI) programme to teach children the sounds that letters make.

RWI is a method of learning based on letter sounds and phonics, and we use it to aid children in their reading and writing.

Using RWI, the 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 want to write.

When using RWI to read the children will:

  • learn that sounds are represented by written letters
  • learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letter/letter groups using simple picture prompts
  • learn how to blend sounds
  • learn to read words using Fred Talk

When using RWI to write the children will:

  • learn to write the letters/letter groups which represent 44 sounds
  • learn to write words by saying the sounds in Fred Talk

If you would like access to more information about Read Write Inc please use this website.

On the website you will find video tutorials for the following:

  • How to teach Set 1 Sounds
  • Preparing to teach your child to read
  • Storytime at home
  • How to pronounce pure sounds
  • Understanding RWI Phonics
  • What is Fred Talk?

Sound Families taught in Key Stage 1


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