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Phonics at Oakwood

The following information gives an overview of the Phonic scheme used at Oakwood Primary Academy.


Phonics is taught through the Read, Write, Inc model which is a rigorous approach to the teaching of reading and comprehension in line with the National Curriculum.

Miss Larcombe is our Read, Write, Inc manager at Oakwood. She attends training and co-ordinates the implementation, monitoring and assessment of the Read Write Inc (RWI) programme in school. There are many helpful resources and information for parents regarding RWI on the Ruth Miskin website, please click on the link below to find out more.


How Read Write Inc is taught 

Read Write Inc. Phonics is a complete literacy programme, for 3 to 7 year olds learning to read and write. Read Write Inc is a synthetic phonics programme. There are about 44 sounds in the English language. Each word is made up of pure sounds.At Oakwood Primary Academy we begin teaching the initial sounds start of the Foundation Stage and then teach Read Write Inc. in hourly sessions 4 days a week until they are secure in their reading.


Click on the links below to support your child with reading at home. The videos include a sound pronunciation guide and how to model reading at home.


Understanding how Read, Write Inc works


Correct Sound Pronunciation


Parent Tutorial


Story Time at Home