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Read Write Inc. Phonics

Our Intent for Phonics at St James

Our Intent for Reading at St James

At St James, we teach phonics through Read Write Inc. (RWI) which is a systematic synthetic phonics teaching programme. We believe that every child has the right to be successful and fluent readers and writers and that Phonics and Early Reading is the door to access lifelong learning. 


Please see below a copy of our Phonics Implementation Policy and the videos below for further details of how Phonics is taught. 


Phonics is taught from the first day that pupils enter our school. In Nursery we get our youngest children 'Read Write Inc. Ready', so that they are ready for their RWI Phonics learning from day one of Reception class. The children in Reception and Year One are taught daily Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons before completing their Phonics Screening Check at the end of Year One. Where children need further consolidation of phonics learning to ensure fluency, they are given the opportunity through a daily phonics learning session.

Information for Parents:


These videos will help you to support your child in their Read Write Inc. phonics learning at home: 


  • St. James CofE Phonics Presentation: click here
  • How to say the sounds: click here
  • Using Fred Talk and Fred Fingers to segment and blend words: click here
  • Our Reading at Home handbook has lots of helpful information: 

Read Write Inc. Parent Forum Meeting Presentation 10.1.22

Letter Formation Rhymes