01536 790506

High Street, Pytchley,
Kettering, NN14 1EN


We use Letters and Sounds following the Little Wandle Scheme to teach phonics and graphic knowledge (common exception words and tricky words). We have fidelity to this one programme. Using this programme, we are confident that: grapheme/phoneme (letter/sound) correspondences are taught a clearly defined, incremental sequence; we introduce children very early on to a defined initial group of consonants and vowels, enabling them to read and spell as soon as possible many simple CVC words; children are taught the highly important skill of blending phonemes, in order, all through a word to read it; children are taught to apply the skills of segmenting words into their constituent phonemes to spell; blending and segmenting are reversible processes. Multi-sensory activities used are interesting and engaging but firmly focused on intensifying the learning associated with its phonic goal. The programme is begun almost immediately children enter Reception, from the third week of starting school.