The school follows the validated phonics scheme of learning called Little Wandle. Children are introduced to phonics from Nursery and continue along their phonics journey up until Year Two, with some children continuing further, if there is a need.
Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised has been developed by Wandle and Little Sutton English Hubs and taken forward by Little Sutton Primary School and Wandle Learning Trust in partnership with other phonics and early reading experts.
Their complete SSP (systematic synthetic phonics) has been built around the update (Letters and Sounds improving rates of progress 2021) and draws on our their schools’ excellent practice, as well as their work with schools around the country. Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised also draws on the latest research into how children learn best; how to ensure learning stays in children’s long term memory and how best to enable children to apply their learning to become highly competent readers.
If you require further information on Little Wandle then please follow the link below:
Phonics and Reading – Helping at home!
Improving children’s ability and confidence in reading is vital in supporting children’s learning and helping them to progress. An important part of that is supporting children’s reading at home. This page aims to help you with understanding phonics and how to use phonics to read with your child and support developing children’s comprehension skills when reading at home.
Here are some useful websites to help with practising ‘sounding out’ unfamiliar words:
- You Tube video of correct articulation of individual sounds - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqhXUW_v-1s
These websites have good phonics games for children to play. A lot of these websites are used in school so the children should be familiar with them.
- www.phonicsplay.co.uk – popular games include ‘Buried Treasure’, ‘Obb and Bob’ and ‘Dragon’s Den’.
- http://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ - you will need to create a login for free
- http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/ - full of resources for helping at home
- Once you have registered for free on the Oxford Owl website, you will have access to over 250 free online e-books which the children can read along with. The selection library can be found at this link http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading-owl/find-a-book/library-page
- http://www.magickeys.com/books/ - another website for free children’s books to read online. Some have a function which will read aloud for younger readers.
- http://www.storylineonline.net/ - a great website with books being read to the children