Tadley Community Primary School

Tadley Community Primary School


Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised 2021

Program progression: Reception and Year 1 Overviews


This programme overview shows the progression of GPSs and tricky words that we teach term-by-term. The progression has been organised so that children are taught from the simple to more complex GPCs, as well as taking into account the frequency of their occurence in the most commonly encountered words. All the graphemes taught are practised in words, sentences, and later on, in fully decodable books. Children review and revise GPCs and words, daily, weekly and across terms and years, in order to move this knowledge into their long-term memory.


Children need to learn to read as quickly as reasonably possible, so they can move from learning to read, to reading to learn, giving them access to the treasure house of reading. Our expectations of progression are aspirational yet achievable if schools maintain pace, practice and participation by all children. Children who are not keeping up with their peers should be given additional practice immediately through keep-up sessions.


Please click on the link below for more information from the Little Wandle website including videos and helpful crib sheets to support your child.


Little Wandle Parent Website