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Reading is the gateway skill that makes all other learning possible.’ Barack Obama


We have chosen to use the Little Wandle Systematic Synthetic Phonics (SSP) 7+ Rapid Catch-Up Programme to ensure that every child quickly develops the phonics skills they need to be able to read fluently - for both reading to learn and reading for pleasure. Here is an introduction to the programme.

LS PowerPoint for parents presentation website

For information on our school's reading book system, please visit the reading section of our website. Here, you will also find further guidance on helping your child with reading at home. 

How to Pronounce the Phase 5 Sounds