Phonics and Reading

At River Beach Primary School learning to become a confident reader is very important, because we recognize that children who can read confidently and proficiently will enjoy reading and this will help their learning in all of the other areas of the curriculum as well as give them pleasure and enjoyment.

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Click on the logo above to listen to the pronunciation of all the sounds your child will learn in Read Write Inc.

At River Beach we use the Read Write Inc (RWInc) programme to get children off to a flying start with their reading and writing. RWInc is a method of learning centred round letter sounds and phonics, and we use it to help children in their reading and writing.

Reading opens the door to learning. A child who reads a lot will become a good reader. A good reader will be able to read more challenging material. A child who reads challenging material is a child who will learn. The more a child learns, the more he or she will want to find out.

Using RWInc, 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 write.

When using RWInc to read the children will:

• learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letter/letter groups using simple picture prompts.

• learn to read by sounding out words or using ‘Fred talk’

• read lively stories featuring words they have learned to sound out

• show that they comprehend the stories by answering questions


We have created this handy booklet to help you support your child’s learning of Phonics.