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Little Wandle


We follow the Little Wandle synthetic phonics programme for teaching phonics in Reception and Year 1.  In Year 2, we continue to use Little Wandle to guide our 'Keep Up' phonics sessions alongside the teaching of the Year 2 spelling rules and patterns from the National Curriculum.


Find below, a variety of resources and information to support your child with their phonics learning at home.



Blending is the process of looking at the letters in a word (the graphemes), recognising the sounds that each of these make (the phonemes) and then putting them all back together again in order to be able to say the word aloud.


The video below explains how we teach this in school and can support you in feeling confident to do this at home. 

How we teach blending

Pronunciation Guide


It is really important that we ensure all children use a 'pure' pronunciation of their letter single letter sounds, digraphs and trigraphs.  This helps them with learning to read as well as with spelling.


These three videos show you how to pronounce the sounds. Notice how the children don’t add an ‘uh’ sound at the end, so they say: ‘t’ not ‘tuh’. 

Phase 2 sounds taught in Reception Autumn 1

Phase 2 sounds taught in Reception Autumn 2

Phase 3 sounds taught in Reception Spring 1

Tricky words


There are some words with unusual spellings that children need to read and write a lot.  These are called tricky words.


The video below explains what tricky words are and how we teach them.

How we teach tricky words