At Whinmoor St Paul’s we have chosen Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised programme as our accredited systematic, synthetic phonics (SSP) programme to teach early reading and spelling. EYFS and KS1 will engage in a daily phonics input. For Nursery, this will focus on Foundations for phonics and in Reception and KS1 will introduce the children to the new phonemes and graphemes needed to begin to blend to read. The phonemes and graphemes are taught in a specific order and a copy of the programme overview for Reception and Year 1 can be found by clicking here.
School uses a Phonics based system of spellings in Years 1 and 2 and Topical Resources spelling scheme from Year 3 to Year 6. These resources include weekly lists and follow-up tasks linked to the new curriculum. Classes are given weekly spelling lists to learn at home. These are supported by teaching in class and KS2 have spelling investigation and sentence homework linked to the weekly spellings.
For further information regarding the order of sounds taught and the pronunciation of the sounds, please click here –this will connect you to the Little Wandle Parents section.