Read, Write, Inc. is a daily phonics programme followed by the whole school. In Reception, children start with whole class sessions, in which they are taught how to say, read and write one sound per day. After learning the first few sounds, they will begin putting them together (blending), so they can say words they hear and then move onto reading them. In RWI this is called ‘Fred Talk’ and children are encouraged to say each sound and then blend and say the whole word.
When children are blending confidently and independently, they will begin reading duties (short sentences) and then story books.