how we teach phonics

All children in Early Years and KS1 have daily phonics lessons. We use The Little Wandle scheme of work. There are some videos below of how we teach phonics using this scheme.

At the end of Y1, all children take a phonics screening test. Please look at the Parents Information page ‘Statutory tests’ for further details. If they do not reach the required pass mark in Y1, they take the test again at the end of Y2.

Here are the guides that have been published so far on the Little Wandle website:


Autumn 1


Autumn 2




Letter formation guide

Here are the videos from the Little Wandle website to show you how the sounds are pronounced.

Phonics Curriculum Statement.pdf

Phonics curriculum statement