Our children learn Phonics using the Little Wandle programme. This is a systematic synthetic approach which ensures progress across EYFS and KS1. Phonics is a crucial part of Early Reading so this is a massive focus and is taught daily right from EYFS through KS1.
For phonics help, click the following link: Use the different tabs to explore different sections (support for phonics, how we teach and support for reading)
https://www.littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk/resources/for-parents/ Here you will find all the help you may need for Little Wandle.
Coverage in Phonics:
Nursery = Phase 1 and start of Phase 2
Reception = Phase 2, 3 and 4
Year 1 = Recap of Phase 3 and 4 and move onto Phase 5
Year 2 = Recap of all phases and move onto Phase 6 and spelling rules
In KS2, we identify children’s phonic gaps and they are addressed through small group interventions using the Keep Up program.
In Year 1, children will sit a phonics screening test towards the end of the year (June) where they will be expected to read a range of real words and alien words (made up words) using all of the taught knowledge from phases 2-5. Here is a PowerPoint to explain the phonics screening check: LW Phonics and Reading pp for parents.pdf
Little Wandle documents:
Capital letter formation
Children are encouraged to read at home at least three times a week using our Little Wandle Phonics reading books. These books have been carefully matched from recent assessments in school; supporting children’s phonic knowledge and gaps.