Phonics at St Julian's Church School

At St Julian's we use a resource called Little Wandle to teach phonics and early reading skills.

Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised

Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised is a phonics programme which aims to build on children’s speaking and listening skills as well as  preparing children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills.

Our phonics teaching starts in EYFS, with the aim of all children becoming fluent readers as they move into Key Stage 2.

What will my child learn in phonics?

Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised Programme is broken down to teach sounds in a certain order . These are set out in the Programme Overview below.

Programme Overview Reception and Year 1

How can I help my child at home?

It is really important that the children are saying all sounds as ‘pure sounds’ (ie not saying an ‘uh’ sound on the end). Here are the videos showing how all sounds should be pronounced.

Pure Sounds

Phase 2 Sounds taught in Reception Autumn 2

Phase 3 Sounds taught in Reception Spring 1

Phase 5 Sounds taught in Year 1

Where can I find more information?

The Little Wandle website has a page for parents where you can access lots of the information and videos above and guides on how to support children to write the graphemes. Worth a look!


Click here for the Supporting your child in Phonics Presentation at St Julians 


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