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Phonics at Skegness Infant Academy  


The Government now advise schools to teach Phonics through a validated systematic synthetic phonics programme in order to improve literacy levels. At Skegness Infant Academy, we teach Phonics through a programme 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 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 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.  


See below for the further information and the programme overview for Reception and Year 1.