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Phonics at Skegness Junior Academy

The Government now advise schools to teach Phonics through a validated systematic synthetic phonics programme in order to improve literacy levels. At Skegness Junior 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 in KS2 for children working at Phases 1 - 5, and from Phase 2, these children have an additional reading practise sessions per week, to help build fluency in decoding. We focus on the Rapid Catch up programme and also use the Little Wandle SEND programme for specific groups of children. 

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. 

Please also visit our Long Term Planning for all year groups in the files section on our main curriculum page.

Please see information regarding Phonics at Skegness Junior Academy: