Phonics and Early Reading
Richard Hill Primary School, with the support of the Vines Academy Trust, are very pleased to say that we are using Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised to teach phonics and early reading as of August 2022.
Our whole school staff have been trained in Little Wandle regardless of if they teach phonics and early reading on a daily basis. We, in line with Little Wandle, believe that reading can change lives. It gives children access to the wider curriculum and they are able to read to learn. By cracking the code of phonics it allows for reading to open the door to life long learning opportunities. You can read more about the Richard Hill Reading Promise in the reading section of the school website.
Our fidelity to Little Wandle ensures that there is;
- Clear progression for all year groups
- Effective teaching of phonics everyday for those that are starting their reading and phonics journey or beyond where appropriate
- Early intervention when children fall behind
- Robust ongoing assessment
We are determined that every child will learn to read at Richard Hill as we truly believe reading can transform lives!