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Phonics

We are currently transitioning to a new Phonics scheme here is some information about Little Wandle. 

At Blair Peach Primary School we use the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised Phonics scheme to plan and provide daily engaging phonics lessons. In phonics, we teach children that the letters of the alphabet represent a different sound, that these can be used in a variety of combinations and are put together to make words. The children learn to recognise all of the different sounds and combinations that they might see when they are reading or writing. Our phonics teaching starts in Nursery and follows a very specific sequence that allows our children to build on their previous phonic knowledge and master specific phonic strategies as they move through school. As a result, all our children are able to tackle any unfamiliar words that they might discover. At Blair Peach Primary School we also model these strategies in shared reading and writing both inside and outside of the phonics lesson and across the curriculum. We have a strong focus on the development of language skills for our children because we know that speaking and listening are crucial skills for reading and writing in all subjects. There are also some useful videos so you can see how they are taught at school and feel confident about supporting their reading at home.

If you are a parent and would like more information about how to support your child with phonics at home, please follow this link to find the Reception and Year 1 overview as well as videos of the sound pronunciations, letter formation sheets and other helpful resources. Please see the link:  

https://www.littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk/resources/for-parents/

In addition, the programme overview can viewed here.

The glossary of all of the key terminology can be viewed by clicking here

To hear the correct pronunciation of sounds please click here.

 

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