Phonics

Phonics

Little Wandle

Welcome to our dedicated curriculum page for our chosen phonics scheme – Little Wandle!

The teaching of phonics at West View Primary School follows the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised programme – this programme was introduced in September 2021.

“The Little Wandle programme provides a full progression through all commonly occurring GPCs* (sounds), working from simple to more complex, and taking into account the frequency of their occurrence in the most commonly encountered words.” 

We conduct discrete daily whole class phonic lessons from Early Years through to Key Stage 1 based on the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised approach for teaching phonics. These lessons focus on repeated practise and lead to high quality phonic sessions being delivered by all staff.

In Key Stage Two, any children who are not at age related expectations for reading or have not passed the phonic screening check take part in the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised Rapid Catch Up 7+. This is regularly assessed to allow children to make rapid progress with their phonics learning. Children accessing this programme in Key Stage Two will also use Little Wandle decodable books matched to their correct phonic phase. Once the children have graduated from the Rapid Catch up Programme they will then enter the Little Wandle Fluency programme to help develop their fluency for reading. ‘

Children are encouraged to use their phonics skills across the curriculum in all subjects and not just in their discrete phonic sessions. The correct modelling of the articulation of the phonemes is something which all staff are frequently ensuring is occurring in their day to day teaching. The school reading book system in Early Years and Key Stage 1 is also matched to the phonic phases the children are learning.

Please access the Little Wandle website (link below) to find more information. The ‘For parents’ section provides videos of how to pronounce sounds and how we teach the reading of words.

https://www.littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk/resources/my-letters-and-sounds/

Home Learning Sheets – Reception

Summer 2 Week 1
Summer 2 Week 2
Summer 2 Week 3
Summer 2 Week 4
Summer 2 Week 5

Summer 1 Week 1
Summer 1 Week 2
Summer 1 Week 3
Summer 1 Week 4
Summer 1 Week 5

Spring 2 Week 1
Spring 2 Week 2
Spring 2 Week 3
Spring 2 Week 4
Spring 2 Week 5

Spring 1 Week 1
Spring 1 Week 2
Spring 1 Week 3
Spring 1 Week 4
Spring 1 Week 5

Autumn 2 Week 1
Autumn 2 Week 2
Autumn 2 Week 3
Autumn 2 Week 4
Autumn 2 Week 5

Reception Autumn 1 Week 2
Reception Autumn 1 Week 3
Reception Autumn 1 Week 4
Reception Autumn 1 Week 5

Home Learning Sheets – Year 1

Summer 2 Week 1
Summer 2 Week 2
Summer 2 Week 3
Summer 2 Week 4
Summer 2 Week 5

Summer 1 Week 1
Summer 1 Week 2
Summer 1 Week 3
Summer 1 Week 4
Summer 1 Week 5
Summer 1 Week 6

Spring 2 Week 1
Spring 2 Week 2
Spring 2 Week 3
Spring 2 Week 4
Spring 2 Week 5

Spring 1 Week 5
Spring 1 Week 4
Spring 1 Week 3
Spring 1 Week 2
Spring 1 Week 1

Autumn 2 Week 1
Autumn 2 Week 2
Autumn 2 Week 3
Autumn 2 Week 4
Autumn 2 Week 5

Autumn 1 Week 1
Autumn 1 Week 2
Autumn 1 Week 3
Autumn 1 Week 4
Autumn 1 Week 5

Our phonics policy can be found below:

Phonics Policy 2023