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Phonics at South Wonston Primary School

Reading and Phonics 

"The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn. the more places you'll go." - Dr.Suess


At South Wonston Primary School we believe that being able to read and write are the vital skills that enable us to understand and express ourselves. These skills open the door to learning. We passionately believe in helping children to develop not only the technical skills, but we aim to instil a love for reading and writing. 


In order for us to teach the skills of reading, children in Reception and Year 1 take part in daily phonics. In Year 2, the children will continue to complete Phase 5 and then move onto identifying spelling patterns. 

At South Wonston Primary School we follow Little Wandle Letters ad Sounds - Revised Programme. 


Phonics - Glossary of Terms

Little Wandle Letters & Sounds Revised KEY GUIDANCE GLOSSARY  

What is Little Wandle?

"Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised," is a complete systematic synthetic phonics programme (SSP) developed for schools by schools. Based on the original Letters & Sounds, but extensively revised to provide a complete teaching programme meeting all the expectations of the National Curriculum, the Ofsted Deep Dive into reading and preparing your children to go beyond the expectations of the Phonics Screening Check."  ( Date accessed 31.7.2022)   

Programme Overview

Below are the Letters and Sounds Revised Progression Overview for Reception and Year 1. The programme overview shows the progression of GPCs and tricky words that we teach term-by-term.

Support for Parents / Carers

Parent and carers guide to pronouncing phonemes

Letters and Sounds for home and school guide for pronouncing phonemes.Watch to find out how to pronounce the sounds we use in the lesson videos.New Phonics l...

The resources below (courtesy of Little Wandle Letters and Sounds - Revised Programme) will help you to support you 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, which will you to support their reading at home. 

Phase 2 sounds taught in Reception Autumn 1

Phase 2 sounds taught in Reception Autumn 2

Phase 3 sounds taught in Reception Spring 1

Blending Activities | Phonics