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Little Wandle Phonics


At Kensington Junior Academy, we are dedicated to nurturing early literacy skills and preparing children for a lifelong love of reading and writing.  The use of the Little Wandle programme allows us to achieve these goals effectively.  

Phonics is taught daily to children in school who are not reading at the expected standard for their age.  They will follow a phonics scheme called ‘Little Wandle- Rapid Catch-up Programme’. This is a comprehensive phonics programme designed to help learners acquire and apply phonics skills.  The programme provides a structured and systematic approach to teaching phonics, enabling children to decode words accurately and fluently.

Supporting your child with reading

Although your child will be taught to read at school, you can have a huge impact on their reading journey by continuing their practice at home.

ALL children will be bringing home a reading book each week.

Reading practice book- This will be at the correct stage for your child. 

This book has been carefully matched to your child’s current reading level. If your child is reading it with little help, please don’t worry that it’s too easy – your child needs to develop fluency and confidence in reading.

Listen to them read the book. Remember to give them lots of praise – celebrate their success! If they can’t read a word, read it to them. After they have finished, talk about the book together.

Little Wandle Resources for Parents