Phonics & Reading




Ruth Miskin's RWI are posting a daily Phonics video every day, which will be available from 9.30am every morning from Tuesday 5th January and will be available to watch for up to 24 hours.

Please do make use of these - daily phonics as usual will be so important and you can choose the set 1, 2, 3 or reading longer words options.

See the schedule below. 

ruth miskin training schedule dragged .pdf

Click HERE to access the YouTube page and start practising your Phonics!

Read Write Inc is the scheme we use at Wyvil, so being able to access these resources is fantastic! 



Click HERE to access the Read Write Inc. page on Oxford Owl for Home, where Oxford Owl have offered lots of free resources (including eBooks, practice sheets, Ditty sheets, slideshows, and parent films) to support your child’s learning during the school closures.

Read Write Inc is the scheme we use at Wyvil, so being able to access these resources is fantastic! 

Free eBooks | Videos | Set 1 resources | Set 2 resources | Set 3 resourcesKits for parents

However, please remember that our teachers are trained to teach Read Write Inc. Phonics, so don’t worry if you are not a phonics expert! These activities will help you support your child during this period of school closures. We suggest you start by watching this film for parents: What is Read Write Inc. Phonics? 

Try to start at the right place for your child. If your child is learning to read at school with Read Write Inc. Phonics, they will be at one of the following stages:

Learning Set 1 Speed Sounds

Learning to blend with Set 1 Speed Sounds

Learning Set 2 Speed Sounds

Learning Set 3 Speed Sounds

Reading books with Set 1, 2, and 3 Speed Sounds

You will find a useful phonics audio guide to all these sounds in our Sound Pronunciation Guide video. It is really important to say the sounds clearly to help your child learn them. We say ‘mmmm not ‘muh’ and ‘lllll  not ‘luh’ when teaching the sounds. This really helps children when they learn to blend sounds together to read words.

What is Fred Talk?

If your child’s school is using Read Write Inc. Phonics, teachers will introduce your child to a toy frog called Fred once he or she is ready to start reading words.

Fred can only say the sounds in a word and needs your child to help him read the word. Fred will say the sounds and children will work out the word. For example, Fred will say the sounds c–a–t, and children will say the word cat. This is Fred Talk: sounding out the word.

Free eBooks

Read our free Read Write Inc. Phonics eBooks with your child. Each book includes fun, decodable stories as well as guidance and notes for parents. Please note you will need to login or register to use our eBook library.

Specific On-Line Learning Platforms


Audio Elevenses:

David Walliams is releasing a free children's audio story every day!


BBC Bitesize

KS1 Reading


KS2 Reading


Education Games


ICT Phonics & Reading Games


National Literacy Trust: Family Zone

In response to the recent school closures, the National Trust have developed a comprehensive web portal for parents, to support you during this time. Organised by age (Birth - 5, 5 - 8, 9 - 12), you will find ideas and guidance for simple activities that will engage your child/ren at home, while also benefitting their reading, writing and language development.


Phonics Play



CLICK HERE to access Puffin's Storytelling at Home Activity Pack.


 Spelling Games


Top Marks


Early Years Top Marks Phonics

KS1 Top Marks Phonics

Top Marks Reading

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