English, Reading & Phonics

At Sunning Hill Primary, we provide a high quality English curriculum through a language rich environment where children are encouraged to develop their confidence in speaking and listening and learn to read and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas to others. Our English curriculum is carefully planned to meet the needs of all our children.

At Sunning Hill we follow the EYFS Framework and the National Curriculum, statutory programme of study for English at KS1 & KS2. 

From Nursery our children are introduced to our systematic synthetic phonics programme: Little Wandle Letters and Sounds. Phonics teaches children to learn and recognise grapheme-phoneme correspondence which will then help them to decode and read words with understanding and confidence. From Reception, phonics learning teaches children how to read and write using a very structured approach that is supported by reading practice sessions using fully decodable books matched to the children’s secure phonic knowledge.

Our curriculum promotes high standards of language and literacy by developing children’s command of the spoken and written word, promoting a love of literature through widespread reading for learning and enjoyment.  Our children are encouraged to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually by reading carefully selected texts and develop their ability to write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences.

Useful websites

Little Wandle Parent Page

Spelling Shed login page

Building a Bright Future Together