We have high expectations of all our pupils and we aim to ensure all make expected or above progress in reading through consistent, systematic phonics teaching and high quality reading materials. Phonics is a body of knowledge and skills on how the alphabetic system works, essential to the beginning of a successful reader’s journey. By the time a child leaves Key Stage 1, we aim for them to be secure in the skills of decoding and word recognition; a fluent reader ripe for the development of higher order reading for meaning skills.
At Holy Trinity, we follow Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised.
Please read below additional information regarding our phonics scheme.
Children learn to read by:
- using phonics as the only route to decoding
- learning to say the phonic sounds
- learning to blend phonic sounds to read words
- increasing their fluency in reading sounds, words and books
- reading fully decodable books that are consistent with their phonic knowledge
- not using other strategies to work out words (including guessing words, deducing meaning from pictures, grammar, context clues or whole word recognition)
reading books in a progressive sequence until they can decode unfamiliar words confidently.
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Early Reading Resources to support your child at home can be found below.