At Park Way we use Read, Write, Inc. (RWI), a synthetic phonics programme, to teach our children phonics and ultimately how to read, write and spell. This is a whole school approach which begins with the basic sounds and letter formations and moves to more complex sounds and spellings linked with reading and comprehension. Children in Apple and Pear Class learn their phonics hand in hand with learning to read. This week we have started to introduce the RWI programme. We have focussed on the sound 'm', 'a' and 's'. Your child has been given a RWI sound and rhyme pack, a cursive handwriting sheet that we use in school and a phonics sound mat that will support your child when they begin writing words and sentences. Please use these to support your child's reading and writing at home. For further information visit the Read Write Inc Website.