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English - Reading

We believe that Communication, Language and Literacy are fundamental in ensuring that children are equipped for everyday life. Therefore, these skills are taught in discrete lessons but also throughout all aspects of the curriculum.




To develop fluency and accuracy of sentence structure and grammatical awareness.

Guided Reading

To develop reading fluency, comprehension skills and a love for reading. Children read texts consistent with the Little Wandle phonics programme to support them in learning to decode words (from November 2021). To promote reading for pleasure, children have the opportunity to engage with a wide range of books.

Phonics (KS1)

To develop a solid understanding of the different sounds which make up words, to be used as a reading strategy. The phonics scheme which we use is ‘ Little Wandle Letters and Sounds’ (from November 2021)


To develop an awareness of different genres through reading, writing and speaking and listening activities.

Grammar/ Punctuation & Spelling (GPS)

To develop grammar, punctuation and spelling skills- taught discretely on Friday Literacy sessions (linked to genre/ literacy unity being taught)