National Curriculum –

Below you can find all of our curriculum documents.




The teaching of phonics at Crooksbarn Primary School follows the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised programme – this programme was introduced in September 2022. We conduct discrete daily whole class phonic lessons from Early Years through to Key Stage 1 based on the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised approach for teaching phonics. These lessons focus on repeated practise and lead to high quality phonic sessions being delivered by all staff.

In Key Stage Two, any children who are not at age related expectations for reading or have not passed the phonic screening check take part in the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised Rapid Catch Up 7+. This is regularly assessed to allow children to make rapid progress with their phonics learning. Children accessing this programme in Key Stage Two will also use Little Wandle decodable books matched to their correct phonic phase.

Children are encouraged to use their phonics skills across the curriculum in all subjects and not just in their discrete phonic sessions. The correct modelling of the articulation of the phonemes is something which all staff are frequently ensuring is occurring in their day to day teaching. The school reading book system in Early Years and Key Stage 1 is also matched to the phonic phases the children are learning

The following link will take you to a series of videos which will show you how we teach children to say their sounds and write their letters: