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Making a Strong Start using Read Write Inc.


Right from the beginning of Reception, we use Read Write Inc. Phonics which is a highly successful English programme. All Reading Teachers at St. Joseph's have receive training and support from Ruth Miskin Training, rated Outstanding by the Department for Education, to ensure we meet our aim for all children to become confident and enthusiastic readers.


The Read Write Inc. Phonics programme is carefully matched to the curriculum, giving every child at St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School the best chance of success. 


Please see the table below for expected progress term-by-term for Read Write Inc. Phonics in EYFS.



Year Group


Expected Progress in RWI. Groups



October: know most Set 1 sounds and blend orally (Set 1 B)

December: know Set 1 sounds and read words by blending (Set 1 C)


February: photocopy Ditties

April: Red Books


May: Green Books

July: Green/Purple Books


Set 1

Speed Sounds written with one letter:

m  a  s  d  t  i  n  p  g  o  c  k  u  b  f  e  l  h  r  j  v  y  w  z  x

These are the sounds written with two letters (your child will call these ‘special friends’):

sh  th  ch  qu  ng  nk  ck

Set 2

ay  ee  igh  ow(as in snow)  oo(as in zoo)  oo(as in book)  ar  or  air  ir  ou(as in shout)  oy


Handwriting Phrases

Parent Information Booklet

Parent video: Introduction to Daily Read Write Inc. Phonics Lessons

Watch this video to find out what you need to know about our daily Read Write Inc. phonics sessions.

Parent video: How to say the sounds

Watch this video to hear how we teach children to say the pure sounds in Read Write Inc. sessions daily.

Parents video:

Teach your child to spell using Fred Fingers

Uploaded by None on 2023-01-09.

Parent video: Why read to your child?

Uploaded by Ruth Miskin Training on 2019-09-12.

Parent video: Understanding Phonics

Uploaded by Ruth Miskin Training on 2019-09-12.