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Read write Inc and letters and Sounds

Discussion in 'Primary' started by GillKime, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. We do RWI phonics (but not their writing books) in streamed ability groups and our children are assessed every 8 weeks .They move up the system rapidly and writing has greatlyimproved. However we are due an OFSTED inspection and the head has been told that the inspectors will wants to know how our phonic teaching groups match to letters and sounds phases! HELP
  2. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    Why? Letter & Sounds isn't statutory and schools are free to use whatever systematic programme they choose. It should be fairly easy however to match children to the phases.
  3. takethatno1fan

    takethatno1fan New commenter

    I think there is a matching chart in the back of the RWI Phonics handbook.
  4. https://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/Assessment-tracker-for-RW-letters-and-sounds-6160728/
    This might help, though like others have said, if you are using one of the approved schemes, that's sufficient.
    This is RWI and L S together.
  5. mystery10

    mystery10 Occasional commenter

    It's pretty easy to work out in more detail yourself by noting down the phonemes / graphemes in each L and S phase and marking off when they are covered in RWI. You will find that RWI does not cover them all, and that it is done in a slightly different order.
    Maybe for the odd (?) question from OFSTED the charts the others have referred you to will be sufficient. However, I think some schools may not click without doing the exercise for themselves that they are not far enough through RWI for the year 1 phonics test which covers LandS up to the end of phase 5.
    Why do you do RWI without the Get Writing? Do the children read the storybooks? Or do you just mean that they just learn the Speed Sounds Sets 1 2 and 3?
  6. We were an RWI school, but now use Letters and Sounds. Just out of interest, how will RWI children get on in the Summer test for Year 1? Lat year, for example, our children learnt 'ow' for the 'blow the snow' sound, but in L&S, they do 'oa', 'goat in a boat' first. This happens for quite a few of the sounds. So our Yr 1s know a lot of the sounds taught later on in L&S, but may not know the early ones so well. Just wondering how this may affect the Yr 1 results? I think they'll mostly be fine, as we've got onto the next set of long vowel sounds in our phonic sessions, but the children are not as familiar with these.
  7. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    We don't use either L&S or RWI but our Y1 children were taught "oa" in reception and "ow" "oe" "ough" "o_e" and "o" spellings in Y1 (which would be phase 5 of L&S taught in Y1)

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