Reas Lane, Marton cum Grafton, York, YO51 9QB

01423 322355

Marton-cum-Grafton Primary School

Proud to be part of the Elevate Multi Academy Trust

Early Reading



At Marton-cum-Grafton Primary School we intend all children to be able to read text from the very start with prosody and automaticity. We aim to ensure that early reading is taught in such a way that it reduces cognitive overload and consolidates phonetic understanding.   



Early reading will be implemented by using the Little Wandle Scheme based on Letters and Sounds. This will be taught with rigour and consistency, where expectations are high for all children regardless of background and their own starting points. The Little Wandle approach will be taught with fidelity throughout Early Years and Year 1.   



Children are progressing due to the consistent structure of the teaching of early reading. Children know what to expect and all lessons are delivered following the same structure and using the same terminology. Adults are confident in what they are teaching, what further support they can offer and when it should be applied. Children are reading with expression and fluency without the need to decode verbally.  


Programme Overview Reception 1.pdf


 Programme Overview Year 1.pdf


 Phonics Help for Parents