Phonics and Early Reading
We follow Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised, which is a complete systematic synthetic phonics (SSP) programme which has been built around the update (Department for Education- Letters and Sounds improving rates of progress 2021) and draws on excellent practice. The programme was developed by English hubs, working in partnership with phonics and early reading experts. It draws on the latest research into how children learn best, how to ensure learning stays in children’s long term memory and how best to enable children to apply their learning to become highly competent readers.
It incorporates seven features of effective phonics practice:
- Direct teaching in frequent, short bursts
- Consistency of approach
- Secure, systematic progression in phonics learning
- Maintaining pace of learning
- Providing repeated practice
- Application of phonics using matched decodable books
- Early identification of children at risk of falling behind, linked to the provision of effective keep-up support
You can follow the links below or click here to find out more information about Little Wandle Phonics
Use the downloadable information to help your child remember how to write their letters and say their sounds.
Broadheath's Phonics Progression
Phase 2 Tricky Words Phase 3 Tricky Words
Phase 4 Tricky Words Phase 5 Tricky Words
These three videos show you how to pronounce the sounds. Notice how the children don’t add an ‘uh’ sound at the end, so they say: ‘t’ not ‘tuh’.
Phase 2 sounds taught in Reception Autumn 1
Phase 2 sounds taught in Reception Autumn 2
Phase 3 sounds taught in Reception Spring 1