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Phonics - Little Wandle

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On this page you will find useful information about how you can support your child with Early Reading and Phonics at home from the Little Wandle website.Powerpoint for Parents

Programme Overview

Below is the programme overview to see what your child will learn and when.

Programme Overview - Reception and Year 1 


These four videos show you how to pronounce the sounds. Notice how the children don’t add an ‘uh’ sound at the end, so they say: ‘t’ not ‘tuh’.  


Phase 2 sounds taught in Reception Autumn 1


Phase 2 sounds taught in Reception Autumn 2


Phase 3 sounds taught in Reception Spring 1


Phase 5 sounds taught in Year 1


Please download the information below to help your child remember how to write their letters and say their sounds.

Pronunciation Guide - Reception - Autumn 1

Pronunciation Guide - Reception - Autumn 2

Pronunciation Guide - Reception - Spring 1

Pronunciation Guide -Year 1

Grapheme mats - Phase 2, 3 and 5

How to write capital letters


 How we teach

The videos show how we teach your child specific aspects of phonics in class.


Alien Words


Tricky Words




Please download the information below which shows the tricky words your child will learn in class.

'Tricky words" are words that cannot easily be decoded ('sounded out' and read).  This is because some of the sounds in the words are spelled in an unusual way.  It is important for children to be ablt to read these words as they are among the most common words in English.

Tricky words - Reception - Autumn termTricky words - Reception - Spring termTricky words - Reception - Summer termTricky words - Year 1