Systematic synthetic phonics is taught using the Little Wandle: Letters and Sounds Revised programme throughout Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. This is used to ensure the pupils are taught new phonemes in a particular order using the four part lesson format: revisit/review, teach, practise and apply. Whole-class teaching takes place on a daily basis.
In order for pupils to apply their phonic knowledge, they read in small groups, with an adult, three times a week. Books are chosen carefully to ensure they match the child's ability in phonics. Over the course of the week, the groups read their book three times, each time focussing on a different aspect of reading. This is the same book they take home to enjoy reading to their parents as well.
To ensure no pupils fall behind our staff quickly identify gaps in pupils learning. These pupils receive bespoke intervention to ensure that they keep up with their peers.