We follow the Read Write Inc. (RWI) programme here at Biddick Primary & Nursery School to get our children off to a flying start with their Literacy.

RWI is an Ofsted recommended and highly regarded Literacy programme. It enables children to learn to read effortlessly, so they can put all of their energy into comprehending what they read. It also allows them to spell effortlessly, so that all of their resources are directed towards composing their writing.



Children in EYFS and Year One are grouped in terms of their reading ability- this ensures that all children access texts at the correct level. Sessions will take place daily for one hour and incorporate focussed teaching of sounds, handwriting, reading and writing. 


How do I say each sound?

Parents often ask how to 'say' each sound correctly - click on the link below to find out.


Click onto the icon below to find explanations, resources and clips for parents from the 'Read Write Inc.' website.

Download a copy of our parent's guide here. If you require any additional support or advice, please don't hesitate to contact your child's class teacher,  who will be only too happy to help. 



Year 1 Phonics Screening Check

The Year 1 Phonics Screening Check is a national check of children's phonic knowledge that all children in England have been required to complete since 2013. An example of the check, published by the Department for Education, can be viewed below:

 Example Phonic Screening Check