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At Snape Wood Primary School, we follow The No-Nonsense Phonics SSP.  This is a research-based method of learning centred around teaching the multi-skills of handwriting, spelling (encoding) and decoding alongside vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. Through daily, systematic and consistent high- quality phonics teaching, children learn to segment words to support their spelling ability and blend sounds to read words. We believe that as the children learn to read fluently they can put all their energy into comprehending what they read. We passionately believe that teaching children to read is one of the core purposes of a primary school enabling them to access a broad and exciting curriculum and ensuring they flourish as learners throughout their time at our school. The programme is validated by the Dfe and is based on the Five Pillars of Literacy model informed by research: