Read, Write, Inc.

Teaching children to read is a top priority for teachers at our school. We put as much energy as we possibly can into making sure that every single child learns to read as quickly as possible whilst developing a love of books. We know that reading opens doors for all children and helps to develop skills that can be utilised in all walks of life.


Your child will begin to learn to read by following the ‘Read Write Inc.’ phonics programme; a systematic and lively programme for primary school children learning to read.


Every child who completes Read Write Inc. learns to read fluently and confidently. Our school has found this programme to be highly effective in teaching children to read. We have found the most success in pupils who also read at home and develop a love of reading alongside their parents.


Wistaston Academy - Read, Write, Inc. Model School


We are very proud to be awarded the title of Read, Write, Inc. model school for the fourth consecutive year.


This means that our teachers and teaching assistants consistently demonstrate best practice teaching using the Read, Write, Inc. phonics programme.


Read, Write, Inc. Phonics at Wistaston Academy


We would like to help you understand how your child is learning to read with phonics – specifically ‘Read Write Inc.’ Phonics.


What Read Write Inc. does is simple - we teach our children to read sounds, children then practise reading and spelling words containing these sounds, then we give children decodable books containing sounds and words they can read.

They read each storybook three times at school and again with you at home.

On each reading, children’s fluency increases and the more they can focus on what the story is about.

Children also learn to spell the words they have been reading and develop their ideas into sentences so that they can write about the Storybooks they read.


Please click on the pages (grey boxes) below for more information on RWI and supporting your child's reading and spelling.


Where else can I find information?


Watch video tutorials on to help you to understand more about Read Write Inc. Phonics and how to help your child read and write at home.


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Thank you for your continued support :)

Mrs Moloney, RWI Reading Leader

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Contact the School

Wistaston Academy

Moreton Road

Company registration number: 08882544
Place of Registration: England

Main Contact: Principal - Dominique Griffiths

Tel: 01270 685666

SEN Contact: Stephanie Tew

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