Surrey Square Primary School

Surrey Square Primary School

Read Write Inc

At Surrey Square Primary School we follow the Read Write Inc programme to teach phonics, reading and inspire our writing. Read Write Inc starts in Nursery where children learn the Set 1 Speed Sounds. The Read Write Inc learning journey then continues into Reception and Key Stage 1. Children are assessed at the end of each half term, are grouped accordingly and progress through the programme providing suitable challenges for their assessed phonics level.

For more information on the Read Write Inc programme and how to support your child at home. Please click on the following link.

Phonics Screening Check

In Key Stage 1 children are assessed at the end of Year 1 using a Government Statutory Assessment Tool known as the Phonics Screening Check. This screening check confirms whether the child has learnt phonic decoding to an appropriate standard and will identify sounds needing further consolidation in Year 2. For more information on the Phonics Screening check and for suggestions on how to support your child at home please click on the link.

Oxford Owl read write inc phonics play
A free website to help you support your child with reading and foster a love of reading.  It includes:
Over 100 FREE ebooks to enjoy with your child
A Phonics guide (including how to say the sounds correctly)
Ideas for motivating boys to read
Great ideas to keep them reading in the holidays
Reading games and activities.
Would you like to find out more about RWInc? Well here’s your chance … click on the image to view some of our RWInc lessons in action! Fantastic free phonics games for your budding reader to play at home.

Includes games that will support the Year 1 phonics screening check.

These games include alien and real words.  They will really support children with their sounding out. 

Literacy zone words and pictures tap
Here you will find LOADS of fabulous alphabet and phonics games and interactive online stories. So much to choose from … your child will never be bored! Phonics games and printable resources to boost reading of high frequency words and practise your sounds The CBeebies ALPHABLOCKS has a great site where your children can 
play games and watch short video clips … all with phonics as the focus.
Here you will find a selection of phonics flash cards and word lists to support your child’s reading as they progress through the Read Write Inc. programme.

Ditties 1

Red Books

Ditties 2

Red Books

Set 1 + 2

Green + Purple Books

Set 3

Pink Books

Set 4

Orange Books

Set 5

Yellow Books

Set 6

Blue Books

Set 7

Grey Books

Red Words Red Words Red Words Red Words Red Words Red Words Red Words Red Words
Green Words Green Words Green Words Green Words Green Words Green Words Green Words Green Words
Speed Sounds Speed Sounds Speed Sounds Speed Sounds

Reading Comprehension

As well as being able to phonetically decode words, the ability to understand the text is a very important aspect of reading.  Reading comprehension can be developed further by asking children questions about the story or book that they are reading.  Discussing the pictures and what happens in the story is also very important.  For example, some useful questions to ask are:

What is happening?

What do you think will happen next?

What is the character thinking / feeling / saying?

For more useful examples of comprehension questions you could ask, please click here.


At Surrey Square, we teach cursive handwriting from Year 1 onwards.  Please click on the following link here to see our handwriting policy.

In KS1, we teach the children to write letters using pictures.  Each letter has a rhyme to match what it looks like.  Please click here for each letter rhyme.  Before each rhyme we say ‘lead up’ which represents the cursive lead in.