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Teaching of Phonics and Early Reading

At Bookwell, we believe that all our children can become fluent readers and writers. This is why we teach early reading through Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised, which is a systematic and synthetic phonics programme. We start teaching phonics in Reception and follow the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised progression, which ensures children build on their growing knowledge of the alphabetic code, mastering phonics to read and spell as they move through school.

Parental Support Videos

The following link takes you to the parent section of the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised website. There are videos showing you how to support your child with their phonics through correct pronunciation, how we teach the skill of blending, reading tricky words and alien words as well as books that your child will bring home. Notice how the children don’t add an ‘uh’ sound at the end, so they say: ‘t’ not ‘tuh’. Use the downloadable information to help your child remember how to write their letters and say their sounds.