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Support during School Closure for Parents and Carers

RWI Phonics lessons at home

To help children learning to read at home during school closure, we are streaming 7 phonics, reading and spelling lessons every weekday on our YouTube channel.

Each lesson is ten to fifteen minutes long and available for 24 hours.

Speed Sounds Set 1 - for children in Nursery and Reception and children who are new to English

  • Set 1 Speed Sounds 9.30 am (BST)
  • Set 1 Word Time 9.45 am
  • Set 1 Spelling 10.00 am

Speed Sounds Set 2 - for children in Reception that can read Set 1 Speed Sounds and for children in Year 1 and 2

  • Set 2 Speed Sounds and Word Time 10.00 am
  • Set 2 Spelling 10.15am

Speed Sounds Set 3 - for children in Year 1 and 2 that can read Set 2 Speed Sounds

  • Set 3 Speed Sounds and Word Time 10.30 am
  • Set 3 Spelling 10.45 am

Don't worry if you miss a lesson. Once each set has been shown, we will replay one a day from each set.

Click here for the YouTube Speed Sounds lessons schedule.

Storytime with Nick

Watch Storytime with Nick; films of well-loved stories read by Nick Cannon, a trained actor, teacher and trainer and a wonderful storyteller.

A new story is added to our YouTube channel at 2pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week.

Due to permissions from publishers, films are only available via a link here and via our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Storytime includes books by Tom Percival, Cressida Cowell, David Melling, Jeanne Willis, Judith Kerr, Oliver Jeffers and David Walliams

Most films will be available for the period of school closure.

Poetry Time films

We have added Poetry Time films to YouTube and PDFs of the poems to the Home Reading page of the website.

The films will stay on YouTube so children and parents can join in and enjoy them again and again.

Parent and carer hotline

We now have a hotline for parents and carers helping children learning to read at home with Read Write Inc. Phonics. Please email homereading@ruthmiskin.com with any queries.

Oxford Owl for Home from Oxford University Press

For free Read Write Inc. Phonics eBooks, activities and advice, visit Oxford Owl for Home: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/read-write-inc-home

Parents and carers will need to login to access eBooks.