Early reading - phonics
At All Saints we want all pupils to benefit from a consistent and systematic approach to the teaching of phonics from entry to school. We use Little Wandle Letters and Sounds to structure and deliver our teaching of phonics, alongside high-quality reading experiences, to ensure that every child becomes a reader.
Little Wandle Letters and Sounds is a systematic approach for teaching children to read using phonics. It aims to build children's speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. It sets out a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonic skills for children starting by the age of five, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by age seven.
We follow the Curriculum set out for each year group to structure and shape our teaching of early reading and follow Little Wandle Letter and Sounds to structure and deliver our phonics learning. Phonics is taught, following the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds structure, daily in our Foundation classes and our Year One classes.
Further phonics lessons are planned and delivered in Year Two based on the needs of the pupils and their acquisition of both phonic knowledge and early reading skill
The resources below will help you support your child with saying their sounds and writing their letters.
The video clips show how we teach the children specific aspects of phonics in class and will support you in feeling confident about supporting their reading at home.
Find the full Reception and Year 1 teaching programme overview here to see what your child will learn and when.