Crossley Street Primary School

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At Crossley Street Primary School, we teach Phonics through a scheme called 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 that 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 an additional 3 reading practise sessions per week, to help build fluency in decoding.
Here is the link 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. 

Supporting Materials

Programme Overview for Reception & Year 1

Phase 3 Grapheme Information Sheet

Pronunciation Guide Reception Autumn 1

Pronunciation Guide Reception Autumn 2


Scaffolding Grapheme Mats

These can be used to support children during their writing. They are a guide to the different graphemes, digraphs and trigraphs covered at each phase. In school, children have access to these, to scaffold learning whenever they may need them.

Phase 2 & 3 Grapheme Mat

Phase 2, 3 & 5 Grapheme Mat