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St Gregory'sCatholic Primary School

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Phonics at St. Gregory's 

Phonics is a method of teaching reading and writing of the English language by developing learners’ phonemic awareness- the ability to hear, identify and manipulate phonemes- in order to teach the correspondence between these sounds and the spelling patterns (graphemes) which represent them. At St Gregory’s Primary School we use a systematic phonics programme Little Wandle for Letters and Sounds revised. 


Our program is divided into phases, with each phase building on the skills and knowledge of previous learning. Children have time to practise and expand their ability to read and spell words through a carefully sequenced program which introduces graphemes throughout reception and year 1. They are also taught to read and spell ‘tricky words’, which are words with spellings that are unusual or that children have not yet been taught. 



Click the link for more information from Little Wandle Letters and Sounds. 

How we teach phonics

Quick guide to Alien words

How we teach tricky words

How we teach blending

Support for phonics

Phase 2 sounds taught in Reception Autumn 1

Phase 2 sounds taught in Reception Autumn 2

Phase 3 sounds taught in Reception Spring 1