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Phonics teaching

The school rigorously and systematically follows the phonic programme Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised Scheme. We also supplement this with additional sessions to cover new elements in reading and writing in light of the National Curriculum. The children receive daily discrete phonic teaching at their age-related level in all classes from Reception through to Year 2. In addition to this, phonic intervention groups deliver targeted support for those children working at a lower than expected level from Reception to Year 2.

Phonics & Reading Assessment

Phonic knowledge is tracked through EYFS and KS1, and used effectively to identify the need for phonic intervention. PIXL Reading assessments and National Curriculum objectives are used to assess reading through KS1 and KS2. In addition to phonics intervention, specific reading intervention is used across KS1 and KS2 to target low level and SEN readers.

Phonics screening takes place in the summer term 2023 for year 1.

For those children in year 2 who have not met the standard it will be statutory to sit the phonics screening in the summer term 2023.

You will find more information for parents on The Little Wandle website