Through the teaching of systematic phonics via 'Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised', our aim is for children to become fluent readers by the end of Key Stage 1.  This way, children can focus on developing their fluency and comprehension as they move through the school.  Attainment in phonics is measured by the 'Phonics Screening Test' at the end of Year 1.

From when our youngest children join us in Foundation 1 they are taught to tune into sounds which they hear in both the classroom and outdoor environment.  They learn how to listen through story, games, rhymes and talk and begin to distinguish between the letter sounds they can hear at the beginning of words.  Once the children have secured the Phase 1 listening skills, they move on to Phase 2 and at this point we follow the 'Little Wandle' programme. The way in which the programme is delivered aids the children's recall and understanding of letter sounds.  The children are taught to segment and blend words moving onto letter recognition and formation when ready.  As the children develop at different rates some children receive additional phonics sessions during the day if this is required. Our children continue with the programme in to Year 1, and Year 2 if necessary.

The teaching of phonics at New Brighton Primary is a curriculum priority.  This is because good phonic skills ensure that the children make good progress with reading, writing and spelling.

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