Learning to read is one of the most important skills your child will develop when starting school.
Little Wandle Revised Letters and Sounds
All children in EYFS and Key Stage One have daily phonics lessons based on systematic phonics programme called 'Little Wandle - Letters and Sounds Revised'. These are government recommended materials that help to improve children's speaking and listening skills, their phonological awareness and oral blending. This teaches children to recognise different letters and their sounds as well as the formation of letters. Phonics is identifying sounds in spoken words, recognising the common spellings of each sound (phoneme), blending the sounds into words for reading and separating words into sounds for spelling.
Little Wandle - Letters and Sounds Revised consists of five learning phases, high frequency words, common words and tricky words. Phase 1 helps the children develop their speaking and listening skills, Phase 4 introduces letter blends such as 'pl, fr, shr', Phases 2,3 and 5 are dedicated to matching sounds to single letters, digraphs and trigraphs.
Here you will find useful video's and information to help you support your children's reading skills at home. There are also some useful resources below. The correct pronunciation of the phonemes is crucial.
Please watch our wonderful children modelling the correct pronunciation of the phonemes for
Phases 2, 3 and 5.
Big Cat Decodable Texts
All lessons provide children with the opportunity to build on what they know and to extend their skills and knowledge. Big Cat Decodable Texts are read by the children within lessons, allowing children to instantly apply their learning. Each book is matched accurately to the children's phonological awareness. The children re-read each book at least three times to develop their confidence and fluency skills.