‘Little Wandle Letter and Sounds Revised’
“ Evidence shows phonics teaching is most effective when taught as part of a language-rich curriculum… Phonic decoding is the skill which underpins successful reading, but we recognise that it is not an end in itself, and that schools should be teaching other aspects of reading…We do not underestimate the importance of teaching wider reading skills.” (DFE 2011)
Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised has been developed by Wandle and Little Sutton English Hubs and taken forward by Little Sutton Primary School and Wandle Learning Trust in partnership with other phonics and early reading experts.
A complete Systematic Synthetic Phonics (SSP) programme has been built around the update (Letters and Sounds improving rates of progress 2021) and draws on excellent practice. Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised also draws on the latest research into how children learn best; how to ensure learning stays in children’s long term memory and how best to enable children to apply their learning to become highly competent readers.