Read Write Inc

If your child attends a school that follows the Read Write Inc. Phonics Programme then you may find the below information very useful for supporting your child at home. Ruth Miskin has also set up an email address Email Here Where one of their experienced consultant trainers is answering questions and giving advice to parents and carers. 

YouTube Speed Sounds lessons update

We’re streaming three Speed Sounds lessons for children to watch at home every weekday on our YouTube channel. Each lesson is ten minutes long and available for 24 hours.

We’ve had over 30,000 new YouTube subscribers and over 1,000,000 views in under two weeks!

Repeats of lessons streamed up until Friday 3rd April will be shown during the Easter holidays (excluding Bank Holidays).

  • Set 1 Speed Sounds 9.30 am (BST) - for children in Nursery and Reception and children who are new to English

  • Set 2 Speed Sounds 10.00 am - for children in Reception that can read Set 1 Speed Sounds and for children in Year 1 and 2

  • Set 3 Speed Sounds 10.30 am - for children in Year 1 and 2 that can read Set 2 Speed Sounds

After the Easter holidays, we will:

  • Continue Sets 1, 2 and 3 Speed Sounds lessons

  • Add lessons to help children read words with Set 1 Speed Sounds and spell words with Set 1, 2 and 3 Sounds

Don't worry if you miss a lesson. Once each set has been shown, we will replay one a day from each set.

Storytime with Nick

From Monday 20th April, we are releasing Storytime with Nick; films of well-loved stories read by Nick Cannon, a trained actor, teacher and trainer and a wonderful storyteller. See him in action here.

Three stories will be published each week on our YouTube channel and are ideal for Nursery, Reception and KS1 children. So far, we are filming stories by Jeanne Willis, Tom Percival, Jill Murphy, Cressida Cowell and Claire Freedman

Most films will be available for the period of school closure

Read Write Inc. Spelling

Schools with a subscription to Read Write Inc. Spelling can set up a class log-in for the Extra Practice Zone activities for children to practise spelling at home.

It’s so easy for children to make fast progress – and it doesn’t need parental supervision. Children can choose whatever they’d like to learn or revise: Year 6 children can go all the way back to revise Year 2 spellings, and ambitious Year 2 children can fly through as far as they want!

Social Media

We are starting to use #PhonicswithFred on our Twitter and Facebook posts.

Feel free to use this hashtag in any relevant social media involving Read Write Inc. Phonics.

EasyPeasy app

EasyPeasy is an award winning app with hundreds of game ideas and activities to play with your 2 - 5 year old child at home, keeping them entertained and on track with their learning too!

Try proven games for free until 31st May. Parents and carers can sign up to get EasyPeasy on their mobile phone here.