Phonics and Spelling Programmes

6th November 2015

We will be starting the RWI. Phonics and Spelling programmes Tuesday 10th November 2015, after our second day of training on Monday.

For both programmes children will be grouped according to their stage not their age, so classes will be mixed and children may be taught by different teachers/teaching assistants, all of whom have completed the training. Since our last training session we have been busy completing the relevant assessments to enable us to place children in the appropriate groups and these groups will be reviewed regularly based on the ongoing assessments completed.

Read Write Inc phonics groups involve all Y1&2 pupils, along with pupils in Y3&4 who require further support with their decoding skills (as assessed). Reception classes will complete the phonics within their class groups. Read Write Inc spelling involves pupils in Year 4 – 6, as well as pupils in Y3 who are not part of a phonics group.  Class Teachers will let you know which group(s) your child is in at parents evening next week. We are holding some meetings in school later this term to share further information about the programs, along with ways you can support your child’s learning. Please see the dates below;

  Dates of meetings
Read Write Inc Phonics



Monday 16th November at 9am


Wednesday 18th November at 2.30pm

Monday 30th November at 5pm

Read Write Inc Spelling Friday 20th November at 9am & 2.30pm


If you have children completing both programs there will be opportunity to find out about the Spelling program at the end of the Phonics meetings to avoid you having to attend both! In the meantime you can find information on  We will send out information from these meetings to any parents who are unable to attend.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any other queries,

Kind regards, 

Claire Shanahan

Deputy Headteacher