Reading, Phonics and Spelling
At Wirksworth Federation of Infant Schools we teach the foundations for reading and writing during daily phonics lessons. The school follows 'Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised' which is a systematic synthetic phonics program. The teaching of phonics is intended to help children to read and spell by teaching the skills of blending to read and segmenting to spell. Although phonics is taught during daily discrete phonics sessions this learning is continually applied and reinforced throughout other areas of the curriculum.