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Newburn Manor Primary School

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In September 2021, Newburn Manor Primary began teaching phonics using the government validated scheme 'Little Wandle Letters and Sounds - Revised'.  This is a complete systematic synthetic phonics programme (SSP) developed for schools by schools. It is based on the original Letters and Sounds, but has been extensively revised to provide a complete teaching programme which meets all the expectations of the National Curriculum.


Phonics is taught daily for children working at Phases 1 - 5, and from Phase 2, these children have additional reading practise sessions each week, to help build fluency in decoding.


Please click on the link below which takes you 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. 


You can also click the link below to see the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised programme overview for Reception and Year 1 which details which letters and sounds are taught at different points in the school terms.