King Richard III Infant and Nursery School

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At KRIII we aim to provide an English curriculum that immerses pupils in learning that is memorable, engaging and meaningful. Our English curriculum enables pupils to acquire and develop the knowledge, skills and vocabulary they need to be successful readers and writers. Our English curriculum will enable the children to develop, apply and embed their skills through linked topic learning, building on what they already know and can do.


Little Wandle Letters and Sounds. 

At KRIII we use Little Wandle Letters and Sounds as our synthetic phonics scheme. 


We chose this scheme because it provides:


  • Excellent training for all staff to ensure consistency,
  • Every aspect of phonics and reading included in a detailed, thorough a systematic approach,
  • Engaging resources without distracting from the learning,
  • A comprehensive system for identifying and supporting children requiring extra help and useful support for parents. 


The children have at least one daily, short session of phonics. We progress through the sounds or GPC's outlined by Little Wandle. Please see the programme overviews above to see the order. 

Spelling in Year 2. 


We are now using Little Wandles new Spelling programme for 2023/4 for our Year 2 spelling curriculum.  It has been designed as a seamless link from the core Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised programme to teaching spelling in Year 2.

It includes:

Phase 5 review –  planning to review and secure Phase 5 

Bridge to spelling –  planning to teach foundational skills for spelling 

Spelling – planning to create confident spellers and complete your coverage of the Year 2 spelling requirements 

Everybody Read!

At KRIII we want all of our children to develop a love of reading. All of the children have access to reading for pleasure books which they can change as often as they like. These books may be too tricky for your child, or they may be too easy. Please share this book with them and discuss it. Ask them some questions like:

  • What made you chose this book?
  • What is the title of the book?
  • Who is the author?
  • What can you see in the pictures?
  • What do you think is going to happen next?
  • What happened at the beginning of the book?
  • How did the book end?


Here are some documents which you may find useful in supporting your child at home.