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Our chosen Phonics scheme is 'Little Wandle'. Little Wandle draws on a range of schools’ excellent practice, as well as  latest research into how children learn best; how to ensure learning stays in children’s long term memory and how best to enable children to apply their learning to become highly competent readers.


Further information for parents/carers can be found here:


Resources for Parents

What is phonics?

Watch this fun animated introduction to the key aspects of learning to read using phonics. Great for learning more about key terms such as 'phonemes', 'blending' and 'tricky words'.

How to support phonics learning at home

Understand how to put reading with phonics into practice.

Articulation of Phonemes

A useful video clip showing the correct 'pure' pronounciation of phonemes (units of sound) for Phonics Phases 2 and 3.

Phonics help: top 10 tips

Phonics expert Ruth Miskin shares her top tips for developing phonics skills at home. Includes advice on decoding and blending words, and how to make the phonics sounds correctly.

Martins Wood Primary School is part of Ivy Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales with company number 10874173. The registered office is at Ivy Cottage, Rosemary Avenue, Enfield, EN2 0SP