Seacroft Grange Primary School

English (Early Reading/Phonics)

Seacroft Grange uses Little Wandle as its scheme to deliver Systematic Synthetic Phonics.

More information will be updated here soon.

More information about Little Wandle can be found here

'At Seacroft Grange Primary School, we believe that all our children can become fluent readers and writers. This is why we teach reading through Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised, which is a systematic and synthetic phonics programme, validated by the Department for Education. This is a fully comprehensive programme where children start learning single letter sounds in the Autumn Term of their Reception year and it builds in progression throughout EYFS and Year One, preparing our pupils for the statutory phonics screening that takes place at the end of year 1. We use the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised to plan and provide daily engaging phonics lessons. In phonics, we teach children that the letters of the alphabet represent a different sound, that these can be used in a variety of combinations and are put together to make words. The children learn to recognise all of the different sounds and combinations that they might see when they are reading or writing. Our phonics teaching starts in Reception and follows a very specific sequence that allows our children to build on their previous phonic knowledge and master specific phonic strategies as they move through school. As a result, all our children are able to tackle any unfamiliar words that they might discover. At Seacroft Grange we also model these strategies in shared reading and writing both inside and outside of the phonics lesson and across the curriculum. We have a strong focus on the development of language skills for our children because we know that speaking and listening are crucial skills for reading and writing in all subjects.

Phonics is taught every day and children learn to apply their phonics skills in reading practise sessions 3 times a week, developing their fluency, expression and comprehension skills along the way. 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). Please look at the videos below  so you can see how your child is taught at school, to be able to confidently support their reading at home. 

If you require any further support, please contact your child's class teacher or our Phonics and Early Reading Lead, Miss Gibbs 

The below information provides information on how phonics is taught at Seacroft Grange Primary School, including a selection of resources which you can use to support your child’s learning at home.

Little Wandle - How to videos

Resources for home


Reading together

School policy

Glossary of terms

Grapheme mat

Pronunciation guide 1

Pronunciation guide 2

Pronunciation guide 3


Moresdale Lane, Seacroft, Leeds, LS14 6JR

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