Long Marton

Community School

Phonics and Early Reading

Phonics and Early Reading

Long Marton school has chosen the accredited scheme "LITTLE WANDLE Letters and Sounds revised" as our systematic, synthetic phonics programme to teach early reading and spelling. Phonics is makng connections between sounds of our spoken words to the letters that are used to write them down. For more information see the parent presentation below.

Through Phonics we aim:

  • To deliver a high quality, systematic phonic programme that is fast, focused, frequent and fun.
  • To enable children to start learning phonic knowledge and skills as soon as they begin school with the expectation they will become fluent readers, having secured word building and recognition by the end of Key stage one.
  • To teach the children to apply the skill of blending phonemes in order to read words.
  • To teach the children to apply the skill of segmenting words into phonemes in order to spell words.
  • To ensure that children apply phonic knowledge as their first approach to reading and spelling, even though all words do not conform to regular phonic patterns.
  • To ensure children are taught tricky words that do not conform to regular phonic patterns.
  • To encourage children to attempt to spell words for themselves, within the range of their phonic knowledge by building an individual repertoire and the confidence and strategies to attempt the unfamiliar (For more information see the document below).