At Eaton Valley Primary School, we use Read Write Inc Phonics (RWI) to give your child the best possible start with their literacy skills. The RWI scheme will allow children to learn the key sounds, apply these to words and use these skills in reading and spelling whist working in smaller groups. The lessons give the children time to practise and apply the phonics skills.



All children are assessed regularly by our RWI lead teacher so they work with children at the same level. This allows complete participation in lessons.





The national phonics screening check is a statutory assessment that was introduced in 2012 to all Year One pupils and is a quick and easy check of your child’s phonic skills and knowledge learnt through Reception and Year One.  Your child will read one-to-one with their teacher. Your child will read up to 4 words per page and the check will last approximately 10 – 15 minutes. They will be asked to ‘sound out’ a word and blend the sounds together.  The check is very similar to the tasks the children already complete during phonic lessons.