Sedley's Church of England

Primary School

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Phonics is a combination of skill and knowledge which aims to build children's speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. At Sedley's C.E Primary School, we follow the ‘Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised’ programme.  

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As teachers, we plan and adapt the programme to suit the needs of the children. Children begin by learning the sound each individual letter makes and  progress onto identifying the sound a combination of letters make. The last and also vital skill, is to blend the phonemes (sounds) to create a word.  Although fluency by the age of 7 is the aim, phonic skills are a necessity throughout a child’s school life, assisting them to discover new words, and go on to read any kind of text fluently with the upmost confidence. 

Useful websites

Jolly Phonics Jingles – Great for children associating a letter with an action to help them commit it to memory (Jolly Phonics Jingles) 


Alphablocks – Great for helping to start blending/chunking letter sounds together 


Phonics Play – this website has a whole range of different games – particularly good for early readers (some games are free without an account) (some games are free without an account)