Streethouse Primary School

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Read Write Inc

We decided to practise writing our set 2 igh sound in the ice and snow this was pretty cold. 

Please watch the video below to learn about how we teach phonics at Streethouse School.

Phonics screening check 

Dear Parents and carers, in Autumn 2 2020 your year 2 child and some year 3 children will be required to take the phonics screening check that did not take place in the summer term.

There are lots of resources here that you can access to prepare your children for this national phonics screening check. This page will be regularly updated with new items to help your child achieve the best possible result for them.


What can you do to help at home?


     Use ‘Special Friends’, ‘Fred Talk’, read the word, to read words.

Practise reading sounds speedily - ‘review, review, review’.

Listen to your child read their Read Write Inc. Storybook every day.

Use the nonsense word cards which are listed below to help them  fred talk (blend the sounds). Your children will use this sequence;

                Special friends- fred talk -read the word.

They might then say “what a load of nonsense” which these alien words definitely are.


There are free video tutorials on this website –  this is also linked on the bottom of this page. 

This youtube clip below is an example of the types of words your children will be expected to blend.

Oxford Owl have updated their website with lots of new activities that your children can complete at home online or on their devices, just click on the links in blue and you will be taken to the Oxford Owl at home page. There are lots of new exciting and engaging activities which can be searched for by age  .

The new free resources include:

  • Two more Yellow Non-Fiction eBooks, by popular demand
  • More Sound Blending Books – we now have five Sound Blending eBooks to ensure a wider range of words are covered, including CVC, CCVC and CVCC words
  • Fresh Start mapping chart to show how the free Read Write Inc. Phonics eBooks can be used by Fresh Start pupils
  • A video introducing parents to the free resources available on Oxford Owl for Home
  • Coming soon: Fresh Start Anthologies 1–7


 The online video library has also been updated and there are more videos such as  'hold a sentence available on the YouTube channel which is available here.


Read Write Inc. Phonics is our whole-school approach to teaching literacy for 4 to 9-year olds that creates fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers. It integrates phonics with comprehension, writing, grammar, spelling and handwriting, using engaging partner work and drama.

I know a lot of the children will have read the books which we have sent home with them by now and will be looking for something more to read. If you click on the link below or type it into a search bar on your laptop or tablet you will be taken to Oxford Owl , of which Read Write Inc is part of the link is.........

This will send you to the ebook library page where all the children's familiar books are sat on the virtual shelf. 

The free eBook collection,has been developed for children aged 3–11 years old. Help your children learn to read, and love to read, with a range of over 100 free eBooks. If you'd like to learn more about how to support your child's reading, visit the Reading pages.(click this link)
Not sure where to start? Check which level is right for your child with this simple test from Read with Oxford.

All the eBooks are tablet-friendly. Just register or  by clicking on the blue links to start reading. Please note that if you are a new user, you will not be able to access the eBooks until you have clicked the 'confirm' button in your account activation email. 

When the children know these sounds they then being to use Fred Talk (blending the sounds together) The youtube clip below shows how to use Fred talk with cards and the document has some examples of Fred talk games that you can play at home . in the car or on a walk wherever you go. 

Click on the link below to be taken to the Ruth Miskin parent portal for Read Write Inc.

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