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Phonics and Reading


At Tanworth, we use Bug Club Phonics, which is a validated systematic phonics programme. 

Reception's Shared Reading Library


Reception's Shared Reading Library is put on the Infant playground outside the Reception classroom for parents and children to choose a reading book to take home to share together. 




At Tanworth we use cursive handwriting. In our handwriting lessons we say to the children that all of our letters start with a ‘little smile’ … the cursive flick.  It is very important that children write the little smile correctly, from left to right. This requires a lot of repetition to learn. We are also focus on the correct pencil hold, calling it our 'crocodile snap'.