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The children will learn to:

  • Develop an understanding of stories and non-fiction
  • Hear and say sounds, and link them to the alphabet
  • Read and write familiar words
  • Phonics

Reception, Year 1 and 2 children are taught according to the Little Wandle programme. Daily phonics lessons last for 15-20 minutes (dependent on year group) and directly follow the phases and teaching programmes detailed in Letters and Sounds. All phonics lessons include revision of previous learning, teaching of new sounds/tricky words, and application of new skills. It is essential that each phonics lesson includes the key skills of blending for reading and segmenting for writing. Children are taught how to read and write graphemes and apply these skills to their independent reading and writing. Some children will receive additional support in class, in addition to whole class phonic sessions.

Key Stage 1 & 2

Please click the links below for English in Key Stage 1&2.

Parent Workshop Presentations

Reading & Writing Workshop - November 2023