At Huntington Primary Academy, we believe that all of our children can become fluent readers and writers and it is essential that our approach to teaching this is accessible for all learners. We teach reading through Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised, which is a systematic and synthetic phonics programme. We start teaching phonics in Early Years and follow the Little Wandle Progression which ensures children build on their knowledge of the alphabetic code, mastering phonics to read and spell as they move through school.

Little Wandle Early Years Phonics Progression
Early Years Phonics Progression

Little Wandle Year 1 Phonics Progression
Year 1 Phonics Progression

As a result, our children are able to tackle any unfamiliar words as they read. We ensure children read confidently for meaning and regularly for pleasure. We couple our phonics lessons with carefully matched phonetically decodable books online from Collins Big Cat books for Little Wandle and we teach children to read with three reading practice sessions a week.

For further information for parents, please use the following link to the parent area of the Little Wandle website.

https://www.littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk/resources/for-parents/

Please also find links below for useful documents to support your child’s reading at home.

Phase 2 Grapheme Information
Phase 2 Grapheme Information Part 2
Phase 3 Grapheme Information
Phase 5 Grapheme Information
Early Years Grapheme Mat
Year 1 Grapheme Mat
Letter Formation Practice Sheets Set 1
Letter Formation Practice Sheets Set 2
Capital Letter Formation
Parent Workshop