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The teaching of Phonics and EARLY reading at Brooklands 

Reading is the Key to the Universe

Learning to read is the most important thing your child will master at our school. Everything else depends on it, so we put as much energy as we possible can into making sure that every single child learns to read as quickly as possible. We believe that reading opens the door to learning. We want your child to love reading and to want to read for themselves. 

At Brooklands Primary School we use the Read Write Inc (RWI) programme to get children off to a flying start with their literacy. Children have daily lessons to develop their reading skills from the beginning of Reception Class, through to Year 2 and for any children in years 3-6 who may need additional support with the decoding of words. 

Our Phonics Policy outlines our approach in more detail.


Read Write Inc. have a useful parents' section on their website with videos which show how we teach children to read and write with RWI phonics.

The documents below provide further information and guidance about reading within the school and what you can do at home to support your child with reading. 

rwi sounds for parents.pdf

read write ink letter formation.pdf

fred games.pdf

parent guide.pdf

parent guide mobile.pdf

parent book 1.pdf

parent book 2.pdf