Birchills Church of England Community Academy

Welcome to Year 1


                                 Foxes                                                                                                      Rabbits                                         Miss Williams, Mrs Johnson and Mrs Walker                                                      Miss Ross and Mrs Khan

How do we teach your children to read?


At Birchills, we aim for all of our children to become fluent, confident readers who are passionate about reading.

Children who read regularly or are read to regularly have the opportunity to open the doors to so many different worlds! More importantly, reading will give your child the tools to become independent life-long learners. We can achieve this together through:

  • Read Write Inc – a program to help to your child read at school
  • Encouraging children to develop a love of books by reading to them daily, at home and at school
  • Giving children access to a wide range of books at school and at home

At Birchills, we use Read Write Inc Phonics (RWI) to give your child the best possible start with their literacy. We have put together a guide to how the RWI programme works together with some useful links.

What is Read Write Inc?

Read Write Inc (RWI) is a phonics complete literacy programme which helps all children learn to read fluently and at speed so they can focus on developing their skills in comprehension, vocabulary and spelling.


Please click the following link for more information about how we teach phonics. How we teach your child to read. 

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