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Phonics Teaching

Phonics at Walker


We follow the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised programme. 

We assess the children in phonics each term to monitor their progress and ensure that we are teaching them to match their phonics ability. In Reception we teach the children phase 2, 3 and 4. Year 1 consolidate all Reception sounds and teach phase 5.


We introduce sounds and use these sounds to blend for reading and segment for writing.


Children take home two reading books that match their known phonics sounds. One hard copy and one ebook.

Children are tested in June of Y1 using the Government’s Phonics Screening Check. 

Please see this useful link re the correct letter sounds


Phonics and Early Reading Policy