Further information on our curriculum can be found in our Prospectus and on the individual class pages.
Parents who have any queries regarding their child’s curriculum are invited to speak to their child’s class teacher in the first instance. Queries by any other parties may be made via the school office.
Phonics and Reading
At High Firs, we use ‘Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised’ which is a complete systematic, synthetic phonics programme.
The Little Wandle programme starts teaching phonics in Reception and continues into Year 1. This ensures children build on their growing knowledge of the alphabetic code, mastering phonics to read and spell as they move through school. We track progress carefully and quickly put in place ‘keep-up’ sessions for those in need of additional support. To find out more about the programme please access the link for the parents’ section of the Little Wandle website: https://www.littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk/resources/for-parents/
Ideas for how parents can support their children at home were shared at a presentation in November 2022. A copy of the presentation is available by clicking here.