Reading and phonics
The school teaches phonics using Little Wandle Letters and Sounds.
Click here to see the progression in phonics in Year R and 1
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We use a mixture of Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Big Cat books, Big Cat letters and Sounds and Bug Club phonics books for our early readers. These are matched carefully to the children's progession in phonics. The children will also bring home a sharing book; this is a book designed to be read by an adult. These books help to instill a love of reading and help the children to develop thier vocabulary. Our later books are colour banded so that once pupils are confident readers they can choose their own books at the right level of challenge. Some of the later scheme books that we have are Oxford Reading Tree, Project X and Code books, also Collins Big Cat and Pearsons Bug Club books.
Little Wandle Website
Click here to visit their Parents Page. Here you will find guides on how to pronounce the sounds taught in Reception and information on reading with your child.