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Welcome to Class 1



Hello everybody, my name is Ms McDermott and I am the class teacher in Reception class one.

The other staff in Reception Mrs Meakin (LSA) and Miss King (LSA.)


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Phonics and Early Reading

At Northcote Primary School we believe that all our children can become fluent readers and writers. This is why we teach reading through Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised, which is a systematic and synthetic phonics programme. We start teaching phonics in Nursery and follow the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised progression, which ensures children build on their growing knowledge of the alphabetic code, mastering phonics to read and spell as they move through school.

As a result, our children are able to tackle any unfamiliar words as they read. At Northcote Primary School, we also model the application of the alphabetic code through phonics in shared reading and writing, both inside and outside of the phonics lesson and across the curriculum. We have a strong focus on language development for our children because we know that speaking and listening are crucial skills for reading and writing in all subjects.

There is more information for families here in this link  https://www.littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk/resources/for-parents/


The progression chart is here- Programme-Overview_Reception-and-Year-1


Reception long-term plan:

Long term year overview Reception 2021

Have a look to see what we will be learning about in each subject, each half-term, during our time in reception!


Our Reception children are happy to share their Christmas Performance. Please follow this link to watch the performance: https://youtu.be/n0lSpFqeiLo

Merry Christmas everyone.