“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr Seuss

Phonics and Early Reading Policy

At Southill Primary School, we believe that all our children can become fluent readers and writers. This is why we teach reading through Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised, which is a systematic and synthetic phonics programme. We start teaching phonics in Reception and follow the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised progression, which ensures children build on their growing knowledge of the alphabetic code, mastering phonics to read and spell as they move through school.

We are committed to ensuring that every child learns to read well. In 2022, 100% of our pupils passed the Phonics Screening Check.

Information for parents

Here is a summary of our approach to phonics teaching, including information about reading at home:

Here is an overview of progression for Reception and Year 1

There is some fantastic information, in more detail, on the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds website page for parents.

Please follow this link to learn more about the Little Wandle scheme from their website.

Here are some highlights from the website.

Phonics and reading in action – here are some pictures of our children enjoying our Little Wandle Letters and Sounds.

We all enjoy learning through Little Wandle Letters and Sounds and are having great fun.

Please come and ask Mrs Puddick if you have any questions.