At St Andrews Primary School we use Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised to plan and teach engaging daily phonics lessons.

Phonics at St Andrews is taught discreetly throughout Reception, Year 1 and 2 with continued support throughout year 3 and 4 for those who require further phonics teaching and input. Our aim is to help children develop confidence and independence in reading and writing.

If you are a parent and would like more information about how to support your child with phonics at home, please follow this link to find the Reception and Year 1 overview as well as videos of the sound pronunciations, letter formation sheets and other helpful resources.


 In Reception and Year 1 we focus on forming letters correctly – starting in the right place, going in the right direction and placing it on the line correctly (using ascenders and descenders). When the child is ready, they will begin to look at blends and joining their letters together. This will happen towards the end of Year 1 and in Year 2

Please see our Handwriting policy for more information.