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At Capella House we teach Phonics through a scheme 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. Due to the Speech and Language needs of our students, we adapt the Little Wandle and teach phonics using a multisensory approach that will enable all our students to identify, discriminate, learn and apply each of the phonemes and graphemes taught throughout the programme. 

Phonics is taught daily for children working at Phases 1 - 5 and they have additional daily reading practise sessions per week, to help build fluency in decoding, specially those working on Phase 2.


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. 

See below the Programme Overview for Reception and Y1.


See below Phases 2&3 graphemes mat.

See below Phases 2,3&5 graphemes mat