Phonics and Reading


The school has chosen Little Wandle Letters and Sounds at its accredited Systematic, Synthetic Phonics programme from the DfE accredited list. The aim is to train staff on the programme in November 2021 and implement the programme in December 2021. Until then we are following  Letters and Sounds (2007) in a consistent manner with children who are learning phonics reading only fully decodable books. The Phonics Subject Story will be updated accordingly.

St Jude’s subject stories

Subject stories are unique to St Jude’s and are central to our broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum offer. We have a bespoke subject story for each area of the curriculum, which has been written by the subject leader. A subject story sets out our intent in that subject, and what we, as a school aim to offer every child to ensure that they succeed. They share how the subject is delivered and what you would expect to see in a typical lesson, with the wonderful resources that we have available. Furthermore, they share the many achievements and successes of the subject.

St Jude’s skill coverage grids

Skill coverage grids share the gradual progression of curriculum skills that children are taught in a subject. These skills have been linked to the topics covered in each year group. They serve to ensure that children have the opportunity to build upon new skills, as well as review their learning, to ensure that their knowledge sticks.