St Luke's C of E Primary School

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' Reading is a passport to countless adventures'

         Mary Pope Osborne






St. Luke's CE Primary School use Little Wandle Phonics Programme, a government validated systematic synthetic phonics programme (SSP) The programme is designed to teach children to read from Reception to Key Stage 1. 




We are passionate about ensuring that all children become confident and enthusiastic readers and writers, developing a love of reading! We believe that phonics provides the foundations in supporting children to develop these skills in order for this to become achievable. 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, all our children are able to tackle any unfamiliar words as they read.

The teaching of Phonics is fast-paced, and we encourage all children to actively participate in each lesson, and by encouraging the children to take ownership of their learning we are continuously striving for excellence. We ensure that we provide all children with the fundamental skills that will enable them to be confident and fluent readers.



Daily phonics lessons 

* We teach phonics for up to 30 minutes a day. 

* Children read, in small groups, 3 times a week.

* A Phonics Book AND a 'Sharing Book' are brought home each week

*Parents are asked to listen to their child read at least 4 times throughout the week/weekend, and  record these sessions in their child's reading record book. 

*Phonics books must be brought back into school each day for small group reading sessions to take place.

*A new phonics book and sharing book will be given each week

*If a child is struggling to keep up, then additional sessions will be provided immediately

*Peer Reading- Some pupils read daily with our Year 5 and Year 6 Reading Buddies

*Parents are provide with resources to support their child at home, and given opportunities to come in and discuss with Phonics Lead and class teacher



By the time children leave St. Luke's CE Primary School, our intention is, that they are competent and fluent readers who can recommend books to their peers, have a passion for reading a range of genres including poetry, and participate in discussions about books. We believe that reading is the key to all learning and so the impact of our reading curriculum goes beyond and is embedded across the entire curriculum for our children.


Helpful Information for Parents


Please access the Little Wandle website (links below) to find out more information. The 'For Parents' section provides helpful videos too!





  • Through our Christian school and ethos, we all aim to believe in ourselves, each other, our teachers, leaders and parents. With reflection and prayer, we trust in God that our prayers will be heard. We know that every child is a child of Jesus, treating everyone with respect and dignity that they deserve.

    Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.
    Matthew 7:7


  • We aim to build our pupils’ and teachers’ confidence, delight in their teaching & learning and discipline in seeking wisdom; gaining the truth, knowledge, understanding and skills they will need in their everyday lives. We offer a broad and inspiring curriculum that nurtures emotional intelligence, creativity and remembering of important knowledge. We teach and learn collaboratively leading to our pupils developing the life skills of learning.

    For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;
    Proverbs 2:6


  • We aim to be the best we can be. Whilst nurturing our pupils’ and staff, we encourage and drive them to aspire to achieve their hopes and dreams. We are honest in the fact that this will take hard work, perseverance and resilience.

    For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
    Jeremiah 29:11


  • Above all we aim to show compassion to ourselves and each other. By developing strong relationships and friendships we develop a true understanding of each other.

    ‘Love thy neighbour…’
    Luke 10:28


  • We are a family. We show compassion for all members of our community irrespective of gender, ethnicity, religion or sexuality. We strive to be ‘courageous advocates’ for our local, national and global community.

    There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male and female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus.
    Galatians 3:28



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