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At Monkton, we use the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds systematic synthetic phonics programme (SSP).


This is a fully comprehensive programme where children start learning single letter sounds in the autumn term of their Reception year and it builds in progression throughout Foundation Two and Year One, preparing children for the statutory phonics screening that takes place at the end of year 1.


Phonics is taught every day and children learn to apply their phonics skills in reading practise sessions 3 times a week, developing their fluency and comprehension skills along the way. The books used in the reading sessions are carefully matched to the child's reading ability. Reading sessions take place on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning. On Thursdays, the children will take the same book used during the reading sessions home in order to practice.  


Here is a really useful link to the 'For Parents' section of the Little Wandle website.

The resources on this page will help you support your child with saying their phonemes (sounds) and writing their graphemes (letters). There are also useful videos so you can see how your child is taught at school, to be able to confidently support their reading at home. 

Phonics Progression 2023-2024

Please click on the link below to see the progression document for Little Wandle. This will show clearly which letters and sounds your child will be learning each term.