Little Wandle Phonics
Welcome to the Little Wandle Parent Presentation
Following on from the previous Phonics Meeting for Parents and Carers, please find below additional information regarding our phonics scheme - Little Wandle.
The resources on this page will help you to support your child with saying their sounds and writing their letters. There are also some useful videos so you can see how they are taught at school and feel confident about supporting their reading at home. Find the full Reception and Year 1 teaching programme overview here to see what your child will learn and when.
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’. Use the downloadable information to help your child remember how to write their letters and say their sounds.
The videos below will demonstrate how we teach your child specific aspects of phonics in class.
Supporting your child with reading
Although your child will be taught to read at school, you have a huge impact on their reading journey by continuing their practice at home.
There are two types of reading book that your child will read at home:
A reading practice ebook - This will be at the correct phonic stage for your child. They should be able to read this fluently and independently.
A sharing book, chosen by them from the school library - Your child will not be able to read this on their own. This book is for you both to read and enjoy together.
Reading practice ebook
This book has been carefully matched to your child’s current reading level. If your child is reading it with little help, please don’t worry that it’s too easy – your child needs to develop fluency and confidence in reading.
Listen to them read the book. Remember to give them lots of praise – celebrate their success! If they can’t read a word, read it to them. After they have finished, talk about the book together and revisit any words they found challenging.
In order to encourage your child to become a lifelong reader, it is important that they learn to read for pleasure. The sharing book is a book they have chosen from the school library for you to enjoy together.
Please remember that you shouldn’t expect your child to read this alone. Read it to or with them. Discuss the pictures, enjoy the story, predict what might happen next, use different voices for the characters, explore the facts in a non-fiction book.
The main thing is that you have fun!