Glade Hill Primary and Nursery School

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Phonics at Glade Hill Primary and Nursery School


At Glade Hill we teach phonics using Little Wandle Letters and Sounds. This systematic approach teaches our children to use phonics to support them in becoming fluent readers and confident writes. This approach is adopted across school to ensure consistency and progression.


Children are taught daily phonics lessons in Reception and Year 1 and are encouraged to apply their knowledge through the use of decodable reading books. Decodable reader sessions take place in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 three times a week.


In Reception and Year 2 children are taught phonics as a whole class and children needing extra support are part of keep-up sessions daily, alongside precision teach.


Children in Year 2 who do not pass the Phonics Screening Check in Year 1 or are not fluent enough readers begin our catch up programme. Children who are fluent readers leading into Year 2 begin a bridge to spelling programme.


Regular assessments ensure that our children are able to stay in whole class teaching.


If you would like any more information on phonics at Glade Hill please speak to your child's class teacher or contact Miss Newman through the school office.