Read Write Inc

What is Read Write Inc (RWInc)?

Read Write Inc (RWI) is a phonics programme which helps all children learn to read fluently and at speed so they can focus on developing their skills in comprehension, vocabulary, and spelling.  It also allows them to spell effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into composing what they write.  The programme is designed for children aged 4-7 however, at Shanklea Primary we begin to expose children in Nursery to skills that will help them access the taught programme in Reception. We continue teaching RWI to children beyond the age of seven if necessary in small group interventions. The children are grouped according to their ability and are taught a daily RWInc session. 1 hour in Key Stage 1 and 30 minutes for Reception. All staff have been trained and there are consistent expectations across the range of abilities. At the end of each half term the children are assessed to check on their progress and regrouped.

RWI was developed by Ruth Miskin and more information on this can be found at