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 The 'Reading Agency' has set us a 'Summer Reading Challenge' that will be a fantastic opportunity to exercise those reading skills that we have been developing. 


The school pack contains all the information that you need to know about this exciting challenge.


Below is a link straight to the Reading Agency library website: On here, there are links to a selection of activities that can be printed off that you may want to use in the coming weeks as a bit of reading fun for the children. There are also links to ebooks and ecomics, along with a link for children to become library members without accessing a library. 

This site contains many exciting activities to keep the children amused during lockdown. Check it out! 


It's really easy to take part in the Summer Reading Challenge, just sign up to the website  and create a profile at (

Happy reading everyone!



Read Write Inc Phonics at Hayfield Lane Primary


At Hayfield Lane Primary we use the Read Write Inc (RWI) programme to get children off to a flying start with their English. RWI is a method of learning centred round letter sounds and phonics, and we use it to aid children in their reading and writing.


Reading opens the door to learning. A child who reads a lot will become a good reader. A good reader will be able to read more challenging material. A child who reads challenging material is a child who will learn. The more a child learns, the more he or she will want to find out.


Using RWI, the children learn to read effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into comprehending what they read. It also allows them to spell effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into composing what they write.


When using RWI to read the children will:

  • learn that sounds are represented by written letters
  • learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letter/letter groups using simple picture prompts
  • learn how to blend sounds
  • learn to read words using Fred Talk
  • read lively stories featuring words they have learned to sound out
  • show that they comprehend the stories by answering questions


When using RWI to write the children will:

  • learn to write the letters/letter groups which represent 44 sounds
  • learn to write words by saying the sounds in Fred Talk
  • write simple sentences


So that you are able to support your child's learning at home, please take some time to explore the links below to see videos and examples of how RWI is taught.


Our Read Write Inc Lead Teacher in school is Mrs Middlebrook.  If you have any queries or would like to discuss our phonics programme further, please do not hesitate to contact her.