At Prudhoe Castle First School, we follow the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds revised scheme

Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised is a complete systematic synthetic phonics programme developed for schools by schools. Based on the original Letters and Sounds, but extensively revised to provide a complete teaching programme meeting all the expectations of the National Curriculum, the Ofsted Deep Dive into reading and preparing your children to go beyond the expectations of the Phonics Screening Check.

Some children learn to blend really quickly, and others take a little longer. If your child is finding it difficult, ask your child’s teacher for ways to help at home – playing blending games at home is so helpful!

We usually teach four new sounds a week and have a review lesson on a Friday. You will get a list of the sounds that we are learning to have at home. This will help you with formation and pronunciation.

We will work our way through the whole Little Wandle Programme until your child can read fluently.

We assess your child every six weeks to check progress. Any child who needs extra support has daily keep-up sessions planned for them.

See this video for more guidance.