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At Marsden Infant and Nusery school we use the DFE accredited 'Little Wandle Letters and Sounds ' as our systematic synthetic phonics programme to teach reading.  This programme is followed with rigor and fidelty by all teachers and teaching assistants in Reception and Year 1.  The programme provides a clear structure and pace for our phonic lessons.  It also inclueds keep up sessions and a range of interventions.   

We teach the children to read through reading practice sessions three times a week.  These are taught by a fully trained adult to small groups of approximately six children.  We use books matched to the children's secure phonic knowledge using Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised assessments and book matching grids. 

Each reading session has a clear focus on three key reading skills, decoding, prosody, teaching children to read with understanding and expression and comprehension, teaching children to understand the text.We believe we can teach all children to read and that all children can love reading.  



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