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Read Write Inc. Phonics

At West Drayton Academy, our aim is to ensure every child learns to read quickly and continues to read widely and often.


To ensure children are given the best start in learning to read, we have chosen a DfE validated synthetic phonics programme - Read, Write, Inc (RWI). We use RWI to systematically teach all children to read accurately, fluently and with good comprehension.

In Read Write Inc. Phonics pupils:

  • Decode letter-sound correspondences quickly and effortlessly, using their phonic knowledge and skills
  • Read common exception words on sight
  • Understand what they read
  • Read aloud with fluency and expression
  • Write confidently, with a strong focus on vocabulary and grammar
  • Spell quickly and easily by segmenting the sounds in words
  • Acquire good handwriting.

When children start school in September, we ensure they are given the strongest start by developing their early oral blending skills.  We ensure phonics sessions are timetabled across Reception and Key Stage 1. We want children to develop a love of reading therefore we make the teaching of phonics a priority. When children enter Key Stage 2, if they have not yet mastered the skills for decoding they will continue to receive phonics provision until they are fluent readers.