St Nicholas Church of EnglandPrimary Academy


Welcome toSt Nicholas Church of England Primary Academy



At St Nicholas C.E. Primary Academy, we aim to, within the light and love of God, equip all of our learners with the spelling knowledge they need to be successful in their next step of education.



We use RWInc reading from Year 2 - 6 which is a progressive programme which allows coverage and understanding of the knowledge required to meet the expectations of the National Curriculum.



 Children at St Nicholas C.E. Primary Academy are able to spell and apply their spelling knowledge in a range of contexts, allowing them to be successful and shine in other curriculum areas.



Children at St Nicholas Primary Academy start their spelling journey by accessing high quality phonics teaching through the RWI programme and RWI comprehension.  Children then move onto the Read, Write, Inc. spelling programme.


How does this programme support your child in learning to spell?


RWInc Spelling is an interactive programme which teaches spellings in a fun and engaging way. Each unit is introduced with a short video. It helps children to learn spellings with common patterns and uses rules in order to help them recall spellings as well as teaching exceptions to these rules.

Individual workbooks allow children to practise their spellings and the teaching naturally follows on from the Letters and Sounds phonics programme. Therefore the children are already proficient at using dots (for individual sounds) and dashes (for digraphs) and prefixes and suffixes can be added to root words to help them to spell with greater accuracy, understanding and confidence.  

Read Write Inc. | An Introduction to Spelling

Read Write Inc. Spelling for Years 2 to 6 has been specially created to meet the higher demands of the national curriculum. Find out more about how the programme is taught!