Little Wandle


In Nursery we follow the same phonics scheme as the rest of the school, Little Wandle. This provides our children with the foundations required to move on through the years, developing their phonetical knowledge further and becoming successful readers.

Through participating in short phonics lessons, our children learn how to orally blend (hear the word that is sounded out to them), hear the initial sounds in words and recognise alliteration in groups of words by tuning into the sounds they hear.







Helicopter Stories



“Helicopter stories is interactive story telling that gets everyone involved”

Helicopter Stories is in theory a simple approach. The practitioner sits with the child, listens to their story, and writes it down word for word. Once all the stories have been scribed, the class gather around a taped out stage, ready to act them out. Helicopter Stories values children’s creativity and imaginative play, whilst supporting language development, storytelling and emergent literacy.” Trisha Lee.

Helicopter Stories improves children’s:

  • Communication & language development
  • Confidence & turn taking
  • Creativity & idea making
  • Ability to listen & understand
  • Teamwork & collaboration
  • Emotional intelligence