At Hollingbourne we use Little Wandle Letters and Sounds. It is a synthetic phonics programme which is taught in the same way across school (where needed) ensuring consistency and fidelity of approach. This ensures all children are gaining access to high quality resources and high quality teaching.
Maintaining consistency, pace of learning, the application of phonics using decodable books and of course, direct, high quality teaching are just a few of the cornerstones needed to teach children how to read effectively, giving them access to a whole host of different subjects and opportunities throughout their time at primary school and beyond.
We believe, after extensive research, that the Little Wandle scheme provides all of the above and more. All staff have been involved in high quality professional development to ensure they feel confident in delivering the phonics curriculum and have a good understanding of planning and delivering high quality phonics lessons. Additionally, children have phonics lessons regularly and are encouraged to use this learning in all areas of the curriculum. They are also given ample opportunity within each phonics session to use and apply what they have learnt to ensure regular consolidation.