At All Hallows’, we follow the LIttle Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised programme for teaching phonics in school. This is a systematic synthetic phonics programme (SSP). Children are taught to read letters or groups of letters by saying the sound(s) they represent. Children can then start to read words by blending (synthesising) the sound together to make a word. Children are taught to apply the skill of segmenting (breaking up) words into phonemes to spell and that blending and segmenting is a reversible process. We do this through a daily teaching session in Reception, Years One and Two alongside integrating phonics in cross curricular activities throughout the day.
For those children who are falling behind in their phonics teaching we use Little Wandle approved 1:1 interventions. Other pupils who are falling behind take part in same day intervention as a group or as 1:1.
For further information about our teaching of phonics please see our phonics handbook and our phonics presentation below.
Click here for the letter formation guide for Autumn 1
Click here for the letter formation guide for Autumn 2