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Phonics in EYFS




We follow the DfE Little Wandle programme.

In Nursery children focus on Phase 1 which concentrates on developing children's speaking and listening skills and lays the foundations for the phonic work which starts in Phase 2. The emphasis during Phase 1 is to get children attuned to the sounds around them and ready to begin developing oral blending and segmenting skills, prior to GPC.


In Reception, children are introduced to Phase 2, 3 and 4 where they will develop GPC and segmenting and blending skills to decode words. Children are encouraged to read at home and are listened to regularly in school. They are given books that match their phonic knowledge for them to apply their learning with the aim of becoming successful, confident and fluent readers.