Lees Primary School

Putting Children First

Part of Bronte Academy Trust

Phonics and Early Reading


We teach 'Synthetic Phonics' using a model based on Little Wandle.  Synthetic Phonics is a way of teaching reading and spelling.  Children are taught to read letters or groups of letters by saying the sounds (phonemes) that they represent. Children then start to read words by saying the phonemes together to make a word. They also learn how to spell words using their phonic knowledge.

Children are introduced to synthetic phonics in our EYFS/1 and children progress through the phases during Reception and Key Stage 1 (Year 1 & 2).  We use a wide range of teaching techniques and resources in our daily phonics lessons and aim to make lessons purposeful and progressive.


Link to Little Wandle parent page

 Below is our Reading policy

Please see our parental guide and progression document for further details.