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Purpose of study
At Spring Meadow, we believe that reading should be placed at the heart of the curriculum. Through good phonics teaching we will make sure that all children learn to read early, regardless of their background. Ofsted states that a systematic, synthetic approach to phonics is the only route to teaching early reading. As a school we will be using the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds programme, to ensure that the requirements of the EYFS Framework, National Curriculum and DFE Reading Framework (2022) are met. In line with the expectations set out in the Ofsted 2019 School Inspection Handbook, we are determined that every pupil at Spring Meadow will learn to read regardless of their background, needs or abilities. All pupils, including the weakest readers will be supported to make sufficient progress to meet or exceed age related expectations. We start teaching phonics in Nursery/Reception and follow the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised progression, which ensures children build on their growing knowledge of the alphabetic code, mastering phonics to read and spell as they move through school.
Our curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:
Phonics Curriculum Overview