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Phonics at Bucknall Primary School

We love reading and believe every child can become a fluent reader. Learning to read fluently ensures a child can access the full curriculum independently and ‘opens the door’ to learning and future success.

We believe phonics is the fundamental tool for reading. At Bucknall, we have introduced a new phonics scheme, Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised, which is a systematic and synthetic phonics programme.

Information on how we teach phonics and the progression of the sounds that children are taught can be found below.  

 -pdf link – Phonics Progression

Click on the link below to visit the Little Wandle site, which has lots of useful videos and information on how to support your child in their phonics learning.

On this website you will find videos explaining how to pronounce the sounds, as well as downloadable information to help your child remember how to form their letters and say their sounds.

There are also some video guides to show how to support your child at home when they are blending to read words or reading tricky words.

Phonics and Reading Schemes

Reading Letter - Sept 2021


Further details about the National Curriculum can be found HERE.


Further information regarding our curriculum will be added in due course, as we redevelop it.