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Thameside uses the Read Write Inc. phonics scheme devised by Ruth Miskin. Click here to watch parent videos and find out more about the programme.


Teaching phonics requires a technical skill in enunciation.  Phonemes should be articulated clearly and precisely.  Below is a link to a Read, Write, Inc. (RWI) phoneme pronunciation guide:


RWI videos

For videos about RWI and practice sheets:

Ruth Miskin provides an overview of RWI phonics:

Ruth Miskin demonstrates how to blend:


  • One sound can be represented by one, two or more letters (e.g. z-i-p, sh, ng, igh)
  • One sound can be represented by different spellings (e.g. o, oa, ow, oe, o-e, ough)
  • One spelling can represent multiple sounds (e.g. ough – though, thought, through, bough, rough, borough)