Changes to how we teach phonics and early reading

We have recently purchased a new phonics scheme called Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised.  This is so we can bring our approach to phonics and early reading in line with the new guidance about how to teach children to read.


Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised has been validated by the Department for Education; it is a systematic synthetic phonics ( SSP ) programme, which means that it includes reading books as well as the progression of phonics.


Feedback from schools already using Little Wandle is extremely encouraging and we are looking forward to introducing the new scheme to the children and enjoying the Little Wandle reading books with them and with you.

Useful links

To find out more, click this link to access resources for parents.  These include:

  • Videos of children demonstrating how we make our sounds
  • Videos demonstrating how we teach blending, tricky words and alien words
  • A guide on how we write our capital letters

Useful documents

Little Wandle Revised Letters and Sounds

Updated: 27/05/2022 641 KB
Updated: 28/04/2022 546 KB
Programme over for Reception and Year 1
Updated: 28/04/2022 139 KB
Definitions of all terms used in the teaching of phonics