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At Bakewell Methodist Junior School we are using the Little Wandle Phonics scheme.


As of 10th July 2021 Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised is a phonics programme validated by the Department for Education.


We will be using the Rapid Catch-up programme which is available for children in Year 3 and 4 and above who are not reading at the expected level for their age. It mirrors the main phonics programme but has been created to help children catch up quickly, so has a faster pace. By the end of the Rapid Catch-up programme, children should be reading with enough fluency and accuracy to access the curriculum in class, and to read with enjoyment and understanding.


Children will take part in daily phonic and reading teaching sessions which are overseen by the class teacher and phonics lead - Mrs Catherine Donovan