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English and Phonics

Phonics and reading

At Loddon Primary School we are passionate about reading. In partnership with you, we strive to develop our children as fluent readers.

Reading at home as well as in school is the most effective and important way in which you can help your child develop a love of reading and a joy in books.


We are currently updating our approach to Letters and Sounds and from September 2022, at Loddon Primary School, our chosen accredited programme for the delivery of phonics, high frequency words and to support early reading development in EYFS and KS1 will be Little Wandle – Letters and Sounds.

In EYFS and Year 1 your child will be taught phonics daily in a whole class mastery approach. Alongside the teaching of phonics, every child will be provided with daily opportunities to apply their phonic knowledge and skills in reading and spelling. In Year 2 children will progress onto a spelling programme.

More information about Little Wandle can be found at this website: Little Wandle information for parents


Here are some of the key terms we use in phonics teaching:

Phoneme - a sound as it is said

Grapheme - a sound that is written

Digraph- two letters that work together to make the same sound

Trigraph - Three letters that work together to make the same sound

Split digraph - Two letters that work together to make the same sound, separated by another letter


Online learning opportunities for Loddon Pupils

Spelling Shed
Use this for regular spelling practice. Log in via ITS Learning or directly at

Bug Club
Use this for regular reading and comprehension practice. Log in via ITS Learning or directly at



In September we will be running workshops to introduce how we will be teaching phonics and reading at Loddon using Little Wandle. In these workshops we will share our strategy for developing phonics skills, fluency and comprehension. Date TBC