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Our principal aim is to develop children’s knowledge, skills, and understanding in English.


We do this through providing the children with a wide range of activities which encourage

Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing.


Pupils are provided with opportunities to apply these skills across other curriculum areas.




Phonics is taught predominantly in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage One. The children are introduced to phonics when they start Reception. When they move into Year One and Year Two we teach daily phonic lessons. The children are split into small groups and are taught phonics for 20 mins every day. In school, we follow the DfE validated systematic synthetic phonics (SSP) programme, Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised.



We use a variety of phonetically decodable guided reading books and our home readers, ensuring our children a broad reading curriculum.

Our children are encouraged to share books with a grown up from a very early age. When they arrive at school, there will be lots of opportunities to read and share books with others.

To support their learning, the children will bring new books home to share with their grown ups.