My children's school recently sent out a letter saying that they are now using Read Write Inc, and that children then move on the National Literacy Strategy for spelling. In what year group would you expect children to move off the Read Write Inc programme? (I mean the element of the programme that ends with the grey colour as the school has purchased the reading books through to the grey colour, and the associated writing books, they don't have any other aspects of the scheme such as the RWI spelling scheme for KS2, and the reading and writing books do not go home at any stage). Also, what do you think they mean by the National Literacy strategy for spelling? I've seen a document on the national strategies website called "Support for Spelling". This starts in Year 2 assuming that children are secure at Phase 5 of phonics. Do you think this is what they mean in the letter? What does being secure at phase 5 phonics mean? Which level of Read Write Inc relates to Phase 5? Is there a time period during which one might expect a child to be doing both Read Write Inc and the national strategy for spelling? Sorry to have so many questions but it is puzzling me.