At Ball Green Primary School, we supplement our ‘Little Wandle – Letters and Sounds’ [Revised] phonics programme with fully, phonetically-decodable, early reading schemes ‘Collin’s Big Cat Phonics’ and ‘Pearson’s Bug Club Phonics.’  These schemes have been selected in order to reinforce the application of phonics to early reading and to transition from early reading into our whole school reading scheme.

‘Collin’s Big Cat Phonics’ offers 120 fully decodable readers to support the new Systematic Synthetic Phonics programme, Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised. The books are be matched perfectly to the Little Wandle progression and support all the Letters and Sounds phases. This progression is based on the DfE’s publication ‘Letters and Sounds: Improving Rates of Progress 2021’. There will be an exciting mix of stories and non-fiction to foster a love of reading in all children.

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