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Phonics Intent Statement 2022-23

At Nelson Academy, we are passionate about ensuring all children become confident and enthusiastic readers and writers. We believe that phonics provides the foundations of learning to make the development into fluent reading and writing easier. Phonics is the process that is used to help children break down words into sounds, as well as building letter and word recognition. This can then enable children to use unknown words in the future. Children learn to segment words to support their spelling ability and blend sounds to read the words.

Phonics at Nelson Academy uses the Department of Education guidance within Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised. This allows our phonics teaching and learning to be progressive from Nursery up to Year 2 as well as allowing children’s listening and speaking skills to develop. We start teaching phonics in Nursery/Reception and follow the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised progression, which ensures children build on their growing knowledge of the alphabetic code, mastering phonics to read and spell as they move through school. Where extra intervention is needed, this is then provided for children throughout Key Stage 1 and into Key Stage 2, when necessary.

Right from their first day at Nelson Academy, children are provided with lots of opportunities to engage with books that fire their imagination and interest, motivating and exciting them to learn Phonics and become competent readers.


Little Wandle Letters And Sounds Revised

Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised resources for parents can he found here