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Phonics at DPS

In our relentless drive to improve outcomes for all our children, we have chosen Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised as our systematic, synthetic phonics (SSP) programme to teach early reading and spelling in Reception, Year One, Two and beyond... 

On Wednesday 5th January, our staff, from across the school, participated in a whole day of training about this approach towards teaching these important and vital early reading and spelling skills. Since then, we have worked hard to implement this programme and children are now engaging with lessons.

We will be hosting a parents information session about this programme soon and also posting lots of resources on our school website. These resources will help you to support your child with learning in this area. There are also some very useful videos about how sounds are pronounced. Please visit this website to find out more:

Some of you may have noticed that we have collected in all our reading books in Reception, Year One and Two to undertake a stock check. We would like to thank you for your help and support with this. If you have any more books, please can these be returned to school as soon as possible. Thank you.

A parents' guide is attached below if you would like to find out more.