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Please click on the arrows to read our curriculum overview or click on the file symbol to download a copy.


Reading transforms the human brain, which transforms the mind, which transforms the life of every reader.


Phonics at Hurworth Primary

At Hurworth Primary School, we strive to ensure that all children learn the phonetic code. We use the Little Wandle Letters and Revised scheme of learning to deliver our progressive phonics teaching and are proud to be a Little Wandle Champion School. This complete systematic synthetic phonics programme (SSP) teaches children to decode (read) and encode (spell). Our systematic phonics provision allows the literary and wider world to open up to the children whilst meeting all the expectations of the National Curriculum and preparing children to go beyond the expectations of the Phonics Screening Check. More information on the  'Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised' scheme for parents can be found here.

These four videos show you how to pronounce the sounds. Notice how the children don’t add an ‘uh’ sound at the end, so they say: ‘t’ not ‘tuh’. 


The videos below show you how we teach your child specific aspects of phonics in class.

The video below shows you all about how to support your child with reading, including information about their reading books and Share a Story books.

For more information about reading and phonics in Reception and Year 1, please visit the year group pages by clicking on the links. 

Reading Curriculum Overviews by Year Group


Parents as Readers

Sharing books with your children has a huge impact on them as readers, but so does being a fantastic reading role model! Help your child understand that reading is important by letting them see you reading maps, books, recipes, and directions. Suggest reading as a free-time activity. 

You could always visit our parent library (situated at the main entrance) to pick up some new books. Visiting with your child before or after school will help to show how important reading is to you too!

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