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Phonics Scheme



In the Foundation Stage and Year 1, spelling is taught through daily, discrete, phonics lessons using the 'Little Wandle' revised program. Little Wandle Letters and Sounds (revised) is a complete systematic synthetic phonics program (SSP) developed for schools by schools. It is based on the original Letters and Sounds, but extensively revised in 2021 to provide a complete teaching program meeting all the expectations of the National Curriculum. 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 own phonic knowledge and skills. It sets out a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonic skills for children from the age of 5, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by age 7.   

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