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St Ethelbert's Catholic Primary School and Nursery

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PHONICS - Little Wandle


The systematic teaching of phonics has a very high priority throughout the Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and beyond. At St Ethelbert’s, we value reading as a key life skill, and are dedicated to enabling our pupils to become lifelong readers and therefore, learners. We also acknowledge that children need to be taught the key skills in segmenting and blending to be equipped with the knowledge to be able to complete the phonics check at the end of Year 1 and beyond. In addition, we value and encourage pupils to read for enjoyment and recognise that this starts with the foundations of acquiring phonic knowledge and segmenting and blending skills.