Read Write Inc. Phonics – learning to read at home


Films for parents and carers

Free RWI Phonics lessons at home during school closures

From Tuesday 5th January 2021, we will restart our free Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons on YouTube for children to watch at home.

One lesson at each level will show at 9.30 am each day and be available for 24 hours

  • Set 1 Speed Sounds, Word Time and Spelling: for children in Reception and children who are new to English.
  • Set 2 Speed Sounds and Spelling: for children in Year 1 and 2 (and those in Reception that can read Set 1 Speed Sounds.)
  • Set 3 Speed Sounds and Spelling: for children in Year 1 and 2 that can read Set 2 Speed Sounds.
  • Read longer words: for children who can read Set 3 sounds and words confidently.
  • Read Red Words 1: for children who are reading Red, Green, Purple, Pink and Orange Read Write Inc. Storybooks. Many children are able to read these in Year 1.
  • Read Red Words 2: for children who are reading Yellow, Blue and Grey Read Write Inc. Storybooks. Many children are able to read these in Y2.
  • Read and Hold a Sentence 1: reading and writing practice for children reading Green, Purple, Pink and Orange Read Write Inc. Storybooks. (For children reading and writing with Set 1 sounds confidently and learning Set 2 sounds.)
  • Read and Hold a Sentence 2: reading and writing practice for children reading Yellow, Blue and Grey Read Write Inc. Storybooks. (For children reading and writing words with Set 2 sounds confidently and learning Set 3 sounds.)

Click here for the YouTube lessons schedule.

Scroll down to the bottom of this page for more useful Home Reading guidance documents.

For further information and guidance, parents and carers can email homereading@ruthmiskin.com.

Parent films

The films below show parents and carers how we teach children to read and write with Read Write Inc. Phonics.
If your child is in a school that teaches Read Write Inc. or if you have bought a parent pack, the films will help you and your child practise together at home.

If you have a question for us, please get in touch via our Facebook or Twitter pages and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

To see the full playlist, click the icon in the top-right hand corner of the film.

Storytime with Nick

We now have 10 'Storytime with Nick' films for children to enjoy on our YouTube Channel via this link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDe74j1F52zSd85pobSCXJmhnHbJ4pggB

Poetry Time

To encourage a love of poetry, we have seven Poetry Time films for children in Reception and Year 1 to watch. Our performers, Nick and Elly, show how reading poems with thought and attention can evoke strong feelings in children – and adults! Children and parents can join in, enjoy the poems again and again and even learn them by heart.

To see the full playlist, click the icon in the top-right hand corner of the film.

Home reading guidance documents


Resources from Oxford University Press


Free Read Write Inc. eBook library on Oxford Owl for Home

For parents and carers

Parents and carers can access 27 Read Write Inc. Phonics eBook titles for extra practice with their children at home, plus three Fresh Start Anthologies. 62 Speed Sound Practice Sheets are also available to download. 

Visit: www.oxfordowl.co.uk/read-write-inc-home

Parents will need to create a free account on Oxford Owl for Home to access the eBooks.

For schools

Schools can access a free eBook library containing 50 Read Write Inc. titles including ditties, non-fiction books, and fiction and non-fiction Book Bag Books. Teachers can set up a simple class login for children to access books from home.

Teachers who already have a login for Oxford Owl for School can access the free eBook library now via the eBooks icon on the Owl home screen once you’ve logged in.

Schools without a subscription can still access the free eBook library, teachers just need to register for a free Oxford Owl for School account here: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Read Write Inc. Spelling

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

Read Write Inc. resources for parents and carers to buy

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