Diss Infant Academy and Nursery

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Academy and Nursery

Phonics (Little Wandle Revised Letters and Sounds)

We use Little Wandle Revised Letters and Sounds to support the systematic teaching of phonics. Children begin phase 2 of Letters and Sounds as soon as they join us in Reception. They continue learning phonics across Reception and Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2). Every child is taught phonics daily.

Phonics overview for Reception and Year 1

 

 

How we teach tricky words

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How we teach blending

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Reading at home 

This video explains how you can support your child with reading at home while they are learning phonics. If your child is in Year 2 (or above) and has finished the phonics programme, please visit the reading page to see how you can support them with reading at home.

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Phase 2 and 3 sounds

The information below can be used to support your child with saying and writing their sounds. 

Phase 2 (first half term)

Phase 2 (second half term)

Phase 3Phase 2 - 5 Grow the Code Sound Map

For further support and information about Little Wandle Letters and Sounds, please visit the website by clicking the link below.

Little Wandle Website

Vocabulary

Phoneme

The smallest unit of sound in a word - often referred to as a sound.

grapheme

A letter (or sequence of letters) that represent(s) a phoneme.

Grapheme-phoneme correspondence (GPC)

The match between a phoneme and grapheme.

Oral blending

Say phonemes in the word and blend in your head or out loud.

blending

Say individual phonemes, put together to make a word.

chunking

Breaking words or parts of words into phonemes.

Multisyllabic word

A word with more than one syllable.

digraph

A phoneme that is represented by two letters. e.g. ar, ea, er, oi, ch, th

trigraph

A phoneme that is represented by three letters. e.g. air, igh, ear

Split vowel digraph

A digraph that is separated by one or more consonants within a word. eg cake, bite, phone, these, cube.

Adjacent consonants

Consonants blended together when reading a word.

Alternative graphemes

Different representations of a phoneme in a word e.g. high, pie.