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Flash Ley Community Primary School

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At Flash Ley we are using Little Wandle to teach your child phonics and early reading skills. Little Wandle is a systematic synthetic phonics scheme approved by the Department for Education as an effective teaching method to teach early reading. Your input into your child's early reading is key. On this page we offer everything you will need to make sure child gets the best start with your support at home. 

It is an expectation that all parents support early reading by accessing the Little Wandle parents website for resources and home learning, complete your weekly home learning sheets for new sounds and read with your child over the weekend with their phonetically matched reading book.


Access the Little Wandle Parent section here:

Reading at Home


Your child will be taking part in 3 practise reading sessions a week in school. These sessions will support your child in 3 key reading skills: Decoding (blending individual sounds together to read words) Prosody (reading with expression) and Comprehension (Understanding what they have read). 

On Friday s after your child has read 3 times in school, their book will come home for you to practise again at the weekend. Please return all books on Monday. You may think your child's book is too easy, but remember they have read their book 3 times in school and the aim of home reading is to read with 90% fluency (90% of the words correctly without blending). 

This will also build confidence when they can read their book to you without much support! 

Books not returned or returned damaged will be charged £7 at the end of the week as these need to be replaced for reading in school. 



There are a variety of resources available online to support your child's reading at home. Below are some Little Wandle videos to get you started. 


Parents and carers guide to our Reception lessons

Parent and carers guide to pronouncing phonemes

This 'How we teach blending video' is designed to be shared with families by schools using Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised to help them to support learning at home.

How we teach tricky words - The words we can't decode!

Phase 2 sounds taught in Reception Autumn 1

Phase 2 sounds taught in Reception Autumn 2

Phase 3 sounds taught in Reception Spring 1


Need more ideas...


Here you will find extra resources to support you and your child in reading at home.