At two of our main feeder schools, Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised is the approach used to teach phonics throughout nursery, reception and year 1. This systematic, structured approach features on the DfE's list of validated phonics schemes and takes current research into cognitive science into account. This approach is used to ensure that children quickly learn to read by learning sounds and tricky words in a systematic and consistent way. Children learn that sounds can be represented by graphemes (written representation of sounds) and how to blend sounds together to read words.
Little Wandle Rapid Catch-up is a complete catch-up programme that mirrors the core Little Wandle phonics programme, but has a faster pace. This intervention ensures that every child in Year 2 or above who cannot read at age-related expectations gets urgent, targeted support so that they can access the curriculum and enjoy reading as soon as possible.
The full range of graphemes taught to the children within their phonics lessons in reception and KS1 can be seen in the chart below:
Each week children are set reading, spelling and maths homework. Children in year 5 and 6 also receive themed projects to complete each term. Your child can complete their homework at Quiet Club, which is on every day from 12.30-1.00