A vital element of our reading curriculum is the teaching of phonics. Our phonics curriculum follows the Little Wandle Scheme. This is a Systematic Synthetic Phonics (SSP) programme.  It is an approach which teaches children to recognise letters (graphemes) and their associated sounds (phonemes). The graphemes and phonemes are broken down to week-by-week coverage and the progression from lesson-to-lesson; the progression has been meticulously mapped out. 
 
EYFS coverage is mapped out as follows:
Year 1 coverage is mapped out as follows:
 
Great care has been taken to ensure that phonics home reading books are matched precisely to the phonemes that have been taught. Phonics home reading books are pitched at the correct level of difficulty to build on pupils’ existing schemas. They are matched closely to the Little Wandle scheme.   

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