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At Newlyn School, we believe that all our children can become fluent readers and writers.  We teach reading through Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised, which is a systematic and synthetic phonics programme. We start teaching phonics in 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.

 We model the application of the alphabetic code through phonics in shared reading and writing, both inside and outside of the phonics lesson and across the curriculum. We have a strong focus on language development for our children because we know that speaking and listening are crucial skills for reading and writing in all subjects.


KS2 Reading - Rapid Catch Up
In KS2 we assess readers and for those who need phonics revision and support we use the Little Wandle Rapid Catch-up programme. This is a complete catch-up programme that mirrors the main phonics scheme but has a faster pace. It has been created to help children catch up quickly. See the attached overview for more information about what this programme involves.