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Below you will find some really helpful videos for parents produced by Read Write Inc which explain everything you need to know to help your child at home.

 

You could also take a look at Ruth Miskin's Parents' and Facebook pages for more helpful guidance on Read Write Inc:

http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/parents/

https://www.facebook.com/miskin.education

 

  • What is Read Write Inc Phonics - This video explains:   Why children love learning to read, write and spell using Read Write Inc. Phonics How Read Write Inc. Phonics works in school How parents can help at home

  • 10 things to think about when you read to your child - a short parent tutorial.

  • Handwriting - This video tutorial shows you how to support your child to practice handwriting at home. The Read Write Inc. Phonics letter sounds all have a matching mnemonic to help children remember how to form the written letter.

  • How to say the sound - Learn how to pronounce pure sounds from Set 1 Sounds through to Set 3 with 5 year-old Sylvie. 

  • Read the bouncy sounds with your child - When we teach a sound with Read Write Inc. Phonics, we either 'bounce' or 'stretch' them when we say them out loud. This video tutorial shows you how to help your child read the 'bouncy' sounds at home.

  • Reading the digraphs with your child - Some sounds taught in Read Write Inc. Phonics are made up of two letters, e.g. 'sh' - these are called 'digraphs'. This video tutorial shows you how to help your child read the digraphs at home.

  • Reading the stretchy sounds with your child - When we teach a sound with Read Write Inc. Phonics, we either 'bounce' or 'stretch' them when we say them out loud. This video tutorial shows you how to help your child read the 'stretchy' sounds at home.

  • Sound blending - When we teach a sound with Read Write Inc. Phonics, we either 'bounce' or 'stretch' them when we say them out loud. This video tutorial shows you how to help your child read the 'stretchy' sounds at home.

  • Spelling - Read Write Inc. Phonics uses a method called 'Fred Fingers' to help children recognise how many sounds are in a word. This helps them to break down the word into the sounds so they can spell it accurately. This video tutorial will help you to support your child to practise spelling at home.

  • The friezeThis video explains how to use the sound frieze, found in 'My Reading and Writing Kit: Early sounds and blending', to help your child to remember the sounds and corresponding pictures found in Read Write Inc. Phonics.

  • The phonics screening test - The Phonics Screening Check is a short, simple test taken by Year 1 children each June to assess their reading ability. Parents can watch our short video to find out what happens during the check and why it's useful.

  • Understanding Phonics - This video explains:  What the National Curriculum says about learning to read Why learning to read and spell in English is more difficult than in other languages how phonics can help

  • Why read to your child - This video explains how reading to your child every day helps develop more than a love of reading.

  • Blending Sound Books - Found in 'My Reading and Writing Kit: More sounds and blending', the Blending Sounds Books are designed for children who know all the Set 1 Speed Sounds and can sound-blend words with three sounds. Watch this video to find out how to use them

  • Red Ditty Books - Found in 'My Reading and Writing Kit: More sounds and blending', the Red Ditty Books provide a bridge between reading simple words and reading stories. Watch this video to find out how to use them.

  • Handwriting Workbook - Found in 'My Reading and Writing Kit: More sounds and blending', the Handwriting Workbook is full of fun activities that will encourage your child to start spelling and writing simple Green Words. Find out how to use it in this video.

 

Read Write Inc - Reception

Please familiarise yourselves with our new exciting Read Write Inc reading programme through Oxford Owl at Home 

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

You will find many very useful resources and we suggest you start with watching the Parent Guide to Read Write Inc.  and the Guide to Pronunciation. It may also be useful to read the Parent Frequently Asked Questions.  You will find the links for all these below.

Set 1 Speedy Sounds Booklet

Your child will shortly be bringing home this booklet which will provide guidance and support for you at home (please see the link for the online version below)

RWI Phonics Flashcards are available to buy through the Oxford Owl website for £6.99

We will be sending home paper versions of the Set 1 Speed Sounds but you may prefer to use a ready made set of cards to practise with your child. 

In Reception the children are learning one Set 1 Speed Sound each day (5 each week).

  • Week commencing 21st September m, a, s, d, t

  • Week commencing 28th September i, n, p, g, o

  • Week commencing 5th October c, k, u, b, f

  • Week commencing 12th October e, l, h, r, j

  • Week commencing 19th October v, y, w

  • Week commencing 2nd November z, x, sh, th, ch

  • Week commencing 9th November qu, ng/nk

 

Ways you may wish to help your child reinforce learning covered in school

 

 

We thought it would be helpful to give you a guide for the way your child is likely to progress with their phonics:

 

  • Recognise and name Set 1 Speedy Sounds (not letter names) without hesitation

  • Can orally blend (Fred Talk) simple cvc words eg. 'c a t'

  • Can read simple cvc words from a page by sounding out (Fred Talk)

  • Can read simple words in their head without sounding out (Fred in your Head)

 

Oxford Owl Resources

Below you will find more online resources to help support your child.  Alternatively you can go directly to the Oxford Owl website https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/ to register.

Letter formation sheets can be found on the parent section. https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/ Scroll down until you see the PDF sheets below.

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