How Reading Works in Early Years to KS1
We use 'Collins Big Cat' reading books that have be created for the 'Little Wandle' phonics programme. These books are fully decodeable and they begin with wordless books and continue to the end of phase 5. Children begin with wordless books to develop their book handling skills and vocabulary, before moving onto worded books as they begin to recognise letters and blend cvc words. The book scheme works along side the 'Little Wandle' phonics programme.
Daily Reading Sessions
Children read in small groups with a trained adult, reading a book linked to their stage of phonics which they use for the full week. Having the same book for a week improves fluency and confidence in their reading abilities. The sessions develop their skills of de-coding, prosody (expression) and comprehension. Within these sessions they also have activities that help them practise their tricky words and letter recognition. These session are well planned, structured and most importantly fun.
Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Website
The link below will take you to the parents page on the 'Little Wandle' website, where you can find information, videos and print out to help support your child at home.