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I Can Read With My Eyes Shut

“The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

Reading and Phonics


Here at Barry Primary School, we follow the DFE's Little Wandle’s Letters and Sounds Revised programme right from Nursery.  Our reading scheme has been carefully chosen to follow this programme.  It is called 'Collins Big Cat for Letters and Sounds'.

Your child will bring home books from the scheme which match their fluency level in Phonics.

Phonics – Little Wandle’s Letters and Sounds Revised

Little Wandle’s Letters and Sounds Revised is the programme we follow at Barry Primary School to support the principles and practice of high quality phonics.  Phonics lessons aim to teach the pronunciation of the pure sounds, which supports children learning how to read and write. For guidance on the teaching of Phonics at Barry Primary, please speak to staff or alternatively, visit the Little Wandle’s Letters and Sounds Revised parents tab on the website where you will find useful videos.


 Little Wandle's Letters and Sounds Revised 




The books we love provide a 'hook' for our writing and inspire the children to produce incredible pieces of work.  Our children experience a rich variety of quality literature and are encouraged to become authors in their own right.  As an approach, we value discussion, which is why we use Talk for Writing to allow the children to develop their ideas and understand the structures of each genre.

Our Library

"So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install a lovely bookshelf on the wall."

Roald Dahl

"If you don't like to read, you haven't found the right book."

J.K. Rowling

“I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.”

Roald Dahl

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