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Reading Policy

Read Write Inc. Policy

RWI Lessons at Westwood


Who takes part in Read Write Inc. lessons?

Children will begin their phonic journey in Nursery and continue through to Year 2. Some children, who have not yet unlocked the phonic code, will continue RWI lessons in Lower Key Stage 2.


When do the lessons take place?

RWI  lessons will take place 5 times per week and will last for initially 30 minutes in Reception then 45 minutes in Year 1 to Year 3. 


How are Read Write Inc. lessons structured?

Every RWI lesson follows the same structure:

  • Introduce a new sound
  • Recap previously taught sounds
  • Read words containing the new sound
  • Recap words containing previously taught sounds
  • Speeding up word reading 
  • Reading longer words
  • Spelling words using new and previously taught sounds
  • Read story green words and speedy green words
  • Reading red words
  • Reading story


Where work is recorded

Children have their own workbooks for RWI and it is an expectation that work is recorded in their books every lesson. Children should always have the date and the sound that they are learning that day written in their books followed by the spellings they are doing.