Phonics and Early Reading
At Little Sutton C of E Primary School, we believe that for all our children to become fluent readers and writers, phonics must be taught through a systematic and structured phonics programme.
From January 2023, we will use the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised to plan and provide daily engaging phonics lessons. In phonics, we teach children that the letters of the alphabet represent a different sound, that these can be used in a variety of combinations and are put together to make words.
The children learn to recognise all of the different sounds and combinations that they might see when they are reading or writing. Our phonics teaching starts in Reception and follows a very specific sequence that allows our children to build on their previous phonic knowledge and master specific phonic strategies as they move through school. As a result, all our children are able to tackle any unfamiliar words that they might discover.
How can you help at home?
Although your child will be taught to read at school, you can have a huge impact on their reading journey by continuing their practice at home. Reading materials are sent home on a Friday and are expected to be returned in school for the following Friday.
There are two types of reading book that your child may bring home:
- A reading practice book
- A sharing book
At Little Sutton, we expect all pupils to read at home to an adult every night. We ask that this is recorded on our online recording system Boom Reader so that our children can build up a full reading record across their entire school journey.
To the right, you will find further information about phonics and early reading at Little Sutton.