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At Wick C of E Primary School we use the phonics scheme 'Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised'.

 

Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised is a complete systematic synthetic phonics programme (SSP) developed for schools by schools. Based on the original Letters and Sounds, but extensively revised. 

Below is a full progression from Reception to Year 1, showing exactly what will be covered and when during the school year.

 

 

 

 

Our children begin their reading journey by learning to decode. At Wick we teach phonics through a systematic programme - The Little Wandle Letters and Sounds scheme which follows a clear progression and ensures synthetic phonics teaching. High quality phonics teaching provide our learners with the skills of how to read, this supports reading for meaning and ultimately makes reading pleasurable. The children will have daily phonics lessons in Reception and Year 1 where they will learn:
 

  • grapheme‒phoneme correspondences in a clearly defined, incremental sequence
  • synthesise (blend) phonemes (sounds) in order through a word to read it
  • to segment words into their constituent phonemes for spelling
  • that blending and segmenting are reversible processes

 

We use the Little Wandle Big Cat Collins books to ensure all children are given an appropriate phonetically decodable book to take home each day alongside a reading for pleasure book which they can share with an adult or sibling at home.

 

Below is an overview of the graphemes, pictures, mnemonics and phrases.

The video resources below will help you as a parent support your child with saying their sounds and writing their letters. The videos help show how the sounds are taught at school, which will allow you to feel confident about supporting their reading at home. 

Phase 2 sounds taught in Reception Autumn 1

This Phase 2 sounds taught in Reception Autumn 1 video is designed to be shared with families.

Phase 2 sounds taught in Reception Autumn 2

This Phase 2 sounds taught in Reception Autumn 2 video is designed to be shared with families.

Phase 3 sounds taught in Reception Spring 1

This Phase 3 sounds taught in Reception Spring 1 video is designed to be shared with families.

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