At Robins Lane, we follow the Read, Write, Inc (RWI) phonics programme which is overseen by our Early Reading Leader - Miss Petre.

What is Read, Write, Inc?

Read Write Inc (RWI) is a phonics complete literacy programme which helps children learn to read fluently and at speed so they can focus on developing their skills in comprehension, vocabulary and spelling.  The programme is designed for children aged 4-7. However, at Robins Lane we begin the programme in Nursery (when appropriate, in short sessions, focusing on initial sounds) and continue teaching RWI to children beyond the age of 7 if they still need support with their early reading skills.

RWI was developed by Ruth Miskin and more information on this can be found at

Order of the programme

The programme is ordered through a series of colour-coded books, each progressively introducing new letters and sounds. Children are assessed every six weeks to review whether they are ready to progress onto the next book colour. Below, you can find the progression of book colours and the typical age-range that children will be exposed to them. You can also find, below, documents to download which identify exactly which new learning is introduced in each book colour phase. 


Year Group Expectations

Red Ditty 1-10


Green 1-10


Purple 1-10


Pink 1-10

Reception/Year One

Orange 1-12

Year One

Yellow 1-10

Year One

Blue 1-10

Year One/Year Two

Grey 1-13

Year Two



Files to Download