St Stephen's Infant School

Striving, Supporting, Inspiring, Succeeding

Lansdown Road, Bristol, Avon, BS15 1XD

01454 866470

School Day: 8.45am-3.10pm– all year groups

Phonics at St. Stephen's Infants

Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised

We use Little Wandle resources in our Phonics lessons and each class has a frieze, sound mats and a 'Grow the Code' chart to support the children's learning. We link the graphemes to an image and use a caption to help children remember them. The children are very enthusiastic about the pictures and have enjoyed learning the new captions!

There is a clear progression which we follow and we use 'keep-up' sessions based on regular assessment to ensure children make excellent progress in Phonics. 

Here is the Little Wandle progression document;  

To support your child at home, please follow this link;

Here are the sound mats we use at school;


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 Here is the Little Wandle Grow the Code chart; 


Here is the letter regarding reading books and how we match decodable texts to your child's phonic knowledge using our regular assessments;

Here are some images of our fabulous phonics!;