PHONICS and early reading

“Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” [Plato]

At Ball Green Primary School, we introduce our children to phonics [letter sounds], through ‘Little Wandle – Letters and Sounds’ [Revised].

The ‘Little Wandle Letters and Sounds’ [Revised] programme was developed by Wandle and Little Sutton English Hubs and taken forward for DfE approval by Little Sutton Primary School and Wandle Learning Trust in partnership with other phonics and early reading experts.

The complete Systematic Synthetic Phonics programme has been built around the update (Letters and Sounds improving rates of progress 2021) and draws on excellent practice from schools around the country. ‘Little Wandle Letters and Sounds’ [Revised] also draws on the latest research into how children learn best; how to ensure learning stays in children’s long term memory and how best to enable children to apply their learning to become highly competent readers.

Find out more about Little Wandle