‘The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.’
- Dr Seuss
From September 2022 we will be using the government validated systematic synthetic phonics programme (SSP) called
Little Wandle: Letters & Sounds Revised.
The programme is designed to teach children to read from Reception to Year 2, using the skill of decoding and blending sounds together to form words.
Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised 2021: Programme progression Reception and Year 1 overviews
This programme overview shows the progression of GPCs and tricky words that we teach term-by-term. The progression has been organised so that children are taught from the simple to more complex GPCs, as well as taking into account the frequency of their occurrence in the most commonly encountered words. All the graphemes taught are practised in words, sentences, and later on, in fully decodable books. Children review and revise GPCs and words, daily, weekly and across terms and years, in order to move this knowledge into their long-term memory. Children need to learn to read as quickly as reasonably possible, so they can move from learning to read, to reading to learn, giving them access to the treasure house of reading. Our expectations of progression are aspirational yet achievable if schools maintain pace, practice and participation by all children. Children who are not keeping up with their peers should be given additional practice immediately through keep-up sessions.