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Reading Schemes

At Navenby Church of England Primary School, we use an early reading scheme called 

Read Write Inc (RWI). 


What is Read Write Inc?

The scheme was first created by Ruth Miskin in 2002. It is now the UK’s leading synthetic phonics programme with the most bespoke phonics professional development. For more information about the background of the scheme, please visit the link below.


RWI phonics is a structured programme designed to ensure all children learn to read accurately and fluently. The sessions are taught daily for 40-50 minutes and are fun, well-paced and interactive. The scheme runs mainly through EYFS and KS1 but can be adapted to use with KS2 children if needed.


Once a week, the children will receive a book to read at home which matches the sounds and tricky words learned in lessons that week. Each child will also receive a login to a website called Oxford Owl. On here, you will find free e-books and resources to support your child further at home. The school Reading Leaders (Miss Reynolds), will assign each child a new e-book and sounds to read each week. 


What happens when my child completes the RWI programme?

Once a child can independently read all of the sounds in sets 1, 2 and 3, they move onto Active English. This is a programme which develops their writing through the teaching of grammar and punctuation. These lessons are daily and last approximately 15 minutes. It uses picture cards to teach children the many grammatical terms in a fun and active way. 

If you would like to discuss reading with us, please make an appointment to see the relevant member of staff. Miss Cox and Miss Sheardown are the English Subject Leaders and will be able to answer any questions, as will your child's class teacher.

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