Welcome to our website. We hope that you will use it to find out about all the exciting things we have done and have planned at Rosewood Primary School. Rosewood Primary School, Burnley. BB11 2PH 01282 463790

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Information for parents



At Rosewood we use the 'Read Write Inc' programme and each child works in a group suited to their ability.  Ask you child which colour 'Read Write Inc' group they are in, they come home with that colour book each week, or email the year one teachers to find out. They will then be reading the words and completing the tasks appropriate to their ability.

Mrs Farrar's guide to phonics

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A guide to our Read Write Inc phonics programme.
Watch this space for regular video lessons supporting your children with their phonics at home.

Daily virtual lessons for children - A message from the people who created Read Write Inc


'We're streaming three, short Speed Sounds lessons for children to watch at home every weekday on our YouTube channel.

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

Repeats of lessons streamed up until Friday 3rd April will be shown during the Easter holidays (6th - 17th April excluding Bank Holidays).

    • Set 1 Speed Sounds 9.30 am (BST) - for children in Nursery and Reception and children who are new to English

    • Set 2 Speed Sounds 10.00 am - for children in Reception that can read Set 1 Speed Sounds and for children in Year 1 and 2

    • Set 3 Speed Sounds 10.30 am - for children in Year 1 and 2 that can read Set 2 Speed Sounds

After the Easter holidays, we will:

  • Continue Sets 1, 2 and 3 Speed Sounds lessons

  • Add lessons to help children read words with Set 1 Speed Sounds and spell words with Set 1, 2 and 3 sounds

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

Oxford Owl - ebooks


Take a look at Oxford Owl for Home, where there are free Read Write Inc. eBooks (click on the ‘eBooks’ link underneath ‘Read Write Inc. Phonics Guide for Parents’) 


Parent videos on pronouncing the sounds, how to sound-blend, read diagraphs, read stretchy sounds etc are also available on this page.

Activities for home


Practice reading these words below (look for the colour of group they are in) with your child.

Practice reading and spelling these 'Red words', they are words that can't be sounded out easily using Fred Talk.

Non-sense words – Children try to spot the sounds they have been learning (the special friends) and then sound out the word and read it.


Ask children to –

Spot the special friends, fred talk, read the word.

(If you can print off the sheet, they can underline the special friends)

Films for parents


In addition to the videos metioned above on Oxford Owl, there are parent tutorials on the parent page of the Ruth Miskin website:


The YouTube channel is currently having a face-lift to help parents find the films easily. RWI will add a parent film to Facebook every day too.


Here are the links: