Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised
We use the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised to plan and provide daily engaging phonics lessons. In phonics, we teach children that the letters of the alphabet represent a different sound, that these can be used in a variety of combinations and are put together to make words. The children learn to recognise all of the different sounds and combinations that they might see when they are reading or writing.
Please use this link below to help you support your child with saying their sounds and writing their letters. There are also some useful videos so you can see how they are taught at school and feel confident about supporting their reading at home.
Pupils will be taught to sound out and blend unfamiliar printed words quickly and accurately using their phonic knowledge. Village Infants follows the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised , Six-phase Teaching Programme from Phase one in the Nursery through to Phase six in Year 2 (see link below)
Pupils will be taught Phases 1,2,3 and 4 throughout the Foundation Stage. Phases 3 and 4 will be re-visited in Year 1 and Phase 5 will be taught with additional catch up programmes in place where necessary. At the end of Year 1 all pupils will take the Year 1 Phonics Screening Test. Any pupils who fail this test will be given additional phonic intervention and will re-take the test the following year in Year 2. This will take place alongside the teaching of Phase 6 in Year 2. There will be movement between the phases as appropriate to pupils developing phonic knowledge.