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The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) is a Surrey based Multi-Academy Trust, comprising four secondary, six primary and two special schools with two further under development. We are proud of our ethos of collaboration and inclusion, "Bringing out the best" in students of all abilities and backgrounds. Visit website

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Eastwick Schools

Eastwick Schools

Reading

At Eastwick Schools, we recognise that reading is an essential skill.  We aim to grow childrens' love of reading in the following ways:

  • Use of exciting, engaging and challenging texts in English and Guided Reading sessions
  • Regular story time
  • Regular visits to our well-stocked libraries 
  • Use of book corners in classrooms
  • Events such as World Book Day and Roald Dahl Day
  • Book Fairs

Phonics

We use the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised programme to teach phonics.  The structured programme builds steadily on phonic learning, ensuring progression and consistency from the beginning of the Reception year through to the end of Key Stage 1.  Pictures and catchphrases help the children to recall the graphemes (letters) and their corresponding phoneme (sound), a learned mantra supports the correct formation of each letter shape and daily phonics lessons allow the children to practise blending to read and segmenting to write every day.  For those pupils who require further support as they transition to and continue through Key Stage Two, we use the same teaching resources and techniques in catch up lessons from the programme to consolidate learning.

More information can be found on the Little Wandle website (littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk) under the ‘Parent’ tab