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Early Reading/ Phonics

Early reading - phonics


In order that all pupils benefit from a systematic, synthetic approach to the teaching of phonics from entry to school, we use Little Wandle Letters and Sounds to structure and deliver our teaching of phonics. Phonic sessions are taught daily in our Foundation and Year One classes. They sit alongside high-quality reading experiences, to ensure that every child becomes a reader. Every child in our Foundation and Year One classes also has 3 group reading sessions each week, based around a text matched to their secure phonic knowledge. These sessions focus on decoding, prosody and comprehension in turn.


Group and one-to-one ‘Keep-up’ phonics sessions are taught additionally for children at risk of falling behind. Catch-up phonics lessons are planned and delivered in Year Two based on pupil need and their acquisition of both phonics knowledge and early reading skills. For a small number of pupils, catch-up phonics sessions continue into Key Stage Two. These use the Little Wandle model and resources to ensure consistency.



School Motto

‘Enriching Lives Every Day’

Mission Statement

For in Him you have been enriched in every way, with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge. – 1 Corinthians 1-5 is the basis of our Christian Values of: Excellence; Nurture; Respect; Integrity; Compassion; Hope (ENRICH)

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