We are passionate about spelling at Ash Grange as this is the gateway to reading and writing. Scroll down this page to see the programmes for different age groups.
Children are taught to play with and understand sounds from their early years throughout primary school. We use the revised Little Wandle scheme, which teaches children sounds, digraphs and tricky words so that they have the phonics and word recognition knowledge and skills to read and write.
Nursery, Reception and Year 1 are following it from the beginning of their relevant year. This year Year 2 are using it for any gaps that have arisen due to loss of learning time from Covid interruptions in Year 1. Children in higher years will only be using Little Wandle if they have a significant SEN need and it will be identified as an intervention on the IPP that the Classteacher shares with parents/carers.
Here is the parent guide to Little Wandle
and some useful videos
Creative Learning Project Title
Do you want to be friends?
Why do squirrels hide their nuts?
What happens when I fall asleep?
Will you read me a story?
Do cows drink milk?
Are we there yet?
Creative Learning Project Focus
Rules and routines
Plants and Animals
The solar system
People that help us
Foods and farm animals
Travel and Transport
Books the children will experience
Guess How Much I Love You?
Same But Different Too
Little Red Riding Hood
Goldilocks and The Three Bears
On The Way Home
Night Monkey, Day Monkey
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Three Billy Goats Gruff
The Elves and The Shoemaker
Come On Daisy
The Gingerbread Man
Mrs Armitage On Wheels
Mr Gumpy’s Outing
The Three Little Pigs
All of the learning experiences relating to the different areas of the Early Years Development Matters curriculum are mapped to the children's needs and interests. The Cornerstone curriculum offers ideas for staff to consider but the basis is always the children's interests and the next steps in their learning.
Reception Class also work on units from the RE Locally Agreed Syllabus
What makes something special?
Why do we have celebrations?
Who am I and where do I belong?
What can we learn from stories?
What makes our world wonderful?
What makes a place special?
Gross motor skills and balance spatial awareness