We use the highly successful Read Write Inc. Phonics programme to teach our children to read, write and spell. Our children do well in the phonics screening check and by Year 2, the majority are fluent readers with the best chance of success in the KS1 tests.

Ruth Miskin Training recognise us for teaching the programme with fidelity and passion – we know what it takes to make reading and writing pleasurable and rewarding for our children.

This badge recognises that we:

  • Raise standards in reading and writing for our children

  • Are all expertly trained by Ruth Miskin Training – including our headteacher, Mrs. Rosin Wright

  • Gain the latest programme updates through regular visits from our Ruth Miskin Consultant Trainer

  • Support our most vulnerable readers with extra one-to-one teaching every day.

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Clear here for a Read Write Inc. guide for parents from OxfordOwl:

We all know that reading opens the door to all learning. A child who reads a lot will become a good reader. A good reader will be able to read challenging material. A child who reads challenging material is a child who will learn. The more a child learns, the more a child wants to find out.

It is, therefore, vital that your child finds learning to read and write a rewarding and successful experience.

The following pages outline the way Read Write Inc works. This is the phonics programme we follow at At. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, and it is designed to teach children how to become fluent and confident readers. It is hoped that this will in turn help the children to access other areas of the curriculum to help them to become confident learners who are eager to expand their own knowledge.


Best Wishes,

Mrs. Shores (Read Write Inc Co-ordinator and Lead.)


Who is Read Write Inc for?

The Read Write Inc. programme is for primary school children learning to read. It enables every child to become a confident and fluent reader at the first attempt. Every child who completes Read Write Inc. learns to read fluently and confidently.

Why does it work?

The systematic and lively programme is organised by an in school co-ordinator and reading leader (Mrs. Shores).

All staff involved in the programme have had specific training to be able to teach the daily lessons.

The children read and spell for 40 minutes each day, grouped according to their reading fluency and word recognition.

The work in each group is matched to the reading ability of the child so they are able to access it independently, building their own confidence in their ability to read.

How can I help my child learn to read?

Read as many stories to your child as you can. Talk about the stories with them and let them ask questions. Explain the meaning of new words. Most importantly though, show the fun that can be had by listening to stories. What you read to your child today they will be able to read for themselves very soon!

How and what do the children learn?


The children learn 44 sounds (phonemes) and the corresponding letters/letter groups using simple picture prompts.

They then use these sounds to learn to read words using sound blending.

They practise their sound blending through the use of lively stories featuring words they have learned to sound out. They then complete comprehension activities by answering ‘Find it’ and ‘Prove it’ discussion questions.


The children learn to write the letters/letter groups (graphemes) which represent the 44 sounds. They learn to write the words by saying the sounds and linking them to the graphemes.


Children are assessed so that they work with children who can read at the same level of fluency. This is to allow all children to take a full part in all lessons. They work in pairs so that they have opportunities to answer questions , practise every activity and take turns in talking to each other. This also helps to build up their social and conversational skills.