At Stamford Bridge Primary School, we are firm believers in reading for enjoyment and to become life-long learners.
Learning to read begins with a systematic approach to the teaching of phonics, which begins in EYFS and continues Year 1 and Year 2 and across Key Stage 2 where the need is identified.
Phonics - Little Wandle
There are 5 phases in phonic progression beginning with phase 1, in which children explore many sounds in order to develop their listening skills through to phase 5, in which children read much longer texts for fluency and meaning.
In EYFS and Key Stage 1, pupils have a daily 20-minute phonics session, which we teach using the ‘Little Wandle' Systematic Synthetic Phonics Programme. You can find our full Reception and Year 1 teaching programme overview here to see what your child will learn and when.
Parent/Carer Support - Little Wandle
By following this link, you will find resources to help you support your child with saying their sounds and writing their letters.
The links below show how to pronounce the sounds. Notice how the children don’t add an ‘uh’ sound at the end, so they say: ‘t’ not ‘tuh’.
Each September we hold an introductory phonics workshop for EYFS parents to illustrate first-hand how children are taught to read and write in the early years of school - a video link to this introductory workshop can be found below: