Our Approach

From January 2022, we will be transitioning from our 'Song of Sounds' phonics programme to the DfE validated, 'Little Wandle - Letters and Sounds revised'.

Our new Phonics Policy will be published on the website soon.

About Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised

Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised has been developed by Little Sutton and Wandle English Hubs and taken forward by Little Sutton Primary School and Wandle Learning Trust in partnership with other phonics and early reading experts.

Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised has been built around the update (Department for Education – Letters and Sounds improving rates of progress 2021), as well as drawing 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.

Collins Big Cat

Our school reading scheme, Collins Big Cat, works in harmony with Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised. It provides children with phonically decodable books to support their reading and application of the phonics they learn. Children read books which are directly linked to their phonics learning.

We have worked hard to develop a phonics partnership with parents. We have been so impressed by the creativity of our families. For photos of Phonics in Action at home, click the green button!

Help videos to support your child at home

Phonics Information Session

October 2021

Thank you to everyone who joined our Phonics Information Session on the 13th January. If you were unable to join us live please find the recording to the right. It highlights the changes we have made to Phonics at East Farleigh and what you can expect your child to be bringing home in their reading wallet. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me - Mrs Collins

Phonics and Early Reading Lead at EFPS

Phonics Zoom Information Session for Parents - minutes 2021.docx