Curriculum Overview


Phonics is a systematic way of teaching children how to read and write. It helps children hear, identify, and use different sounds that distinguish one word from another in the English language. Written language can be compared to a code, so knowing the sounds of individual letters and how those letters sound when they’re combined will help children decode words as they read. Understanding phonics will also help children know which letters to use when they are writing words.

PhonicsAt SKPS, we are passionate about reading and we endeavour to make sure all our children develop a love of reading and every child leaves as a reader. Central to our approach is the teaching of systematic and synthetic phonics, using Little Wandle Letters and Sounds. Based on the original Letters and Sounds from the DfE. Little Wandle has been extensively revised to provide a complete teaching programme, meeting all the expectations of the national curriculum. Daily, discreet, high-quality teaching from the very beginning of Reception, alongside effective assessment, helps the children to meet the ambitious reading targets which are set for them. Regular assessments are used to inform practice and support, with interventions put in place for those not keeping up with the curriculum objectives.

Capital Letter Formation

Grapheme mat - Phase 2, 3 and 5

Grapheme mat - Phases 2 and 3

How to say the Phase 3 sounds

How to say the Phase 5 sounds

Reception and Year 1 overviews

Pronunciation Guide 1

Pronunciation Guide 2

Letter formation practice sheets 1

Letter formation practice sheets 2

Letter formation practice sheets 3