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Welcome to Battyeford CE (VC) Primary

"Do everything without grumbling or arguing... then you shine among them like stars in the sky!' (Philippians 2: 14-15).

Focus on Reading

Headteacher's Phonics Introduction

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Phonics Programme

Battyeford Primary School uses Little Wandle for phonics.  Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised is a complete systematic synthetic phonics programme (SSP) developed for schools by schools. Based on the original Letters and Sounds, but extensively revised to provide a complete teaching programme meeting all the expectations of the National Curriculum, the Ofsted Deep Dive into reading and preparing your children to go beyond the expectations of the Phonics Screening Check.



Developing a love for reading in the early years is a lifelong lasting gift on so many levels.  Not only in an imaginative sense and for pleasure but also in the development of important literacy skills.  Reading provides a growth of knowledge, a pleasurable hobby to escape from our busy lives and the development of critical thinking.   Developing a love for books in the early years will set your child up for reading readiness and help lay the basis for your child’s success inside, outside and beyond school.


Parents can encourage their children to read and develop a love of reading in many ways, and the materials provided below offer some great tips for parents on how they can encourage and support their child on their reading journey