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Little Wandle Phonics

Why learning to read is so important

  • Reading is essential for all subject areas and improves life chances.
  • Positive attitudes to reading and choosing to read have academic, social and emotional benefits for children.


How children learn to read

  • Phonics is the only route to decoding.
  • Learning to say the phonic sounds.
  • By blending phonic sounds to read words.
  • Increasing the child’s fluency in reading sounds, words and books.


Reading fully decodable books

  • Children must read books consistent with their phonic knowledge.
  • It is essential not to use other strategies to work out words (including guessing words, deducing meaning from pictures, grammar, context clues or whole word recognition).  
  • Books must be fully decodable and follow the Little Wandle scheme
  • Children need to read books in a progressive sequence until they can decode unfamiliar words confidently.


The role of Parents’ and Carers’ 

  • Have a positive impact on their child’s reading.
  • Should model the importance of reading practice to develop fluency.
  • Children take home books they have read at school to re-read at home to build fluency.
  • There are two different types of books that pupils bring home: reading practice and books to share for pleasure.
  • Reading at home encourages a love of books, along with developing vocabulary and discussion.
  • Parents should use voices, expression, discuss unfamiliar vocabulary, talk about the pictures, and predict what might happen next.
  • Give positive yet informative feedback in the home reading diary at least 3 times a week


Supporting your child with reading

Although your child will be taught to read at school, you can have a huge impact on their reading journey by continuing their practice at home.

 There are two types of reading book that your child may bring home:

A reading practice book.

This will be at the correct phonic stage for your child. They should be able to read this fluently and independently.

 A sharing book.  Your child will not be able to read this on their own. This book is for you both to read and enjoy together.


Reading practice book

This book has been carefully matched to your child’s current reading level. If your child is reading it with little help, please don’t worry that it’s too easy – your child needs to develop fluency and confidence in reading.

Listen to them read the book. Remember to give them lots of praise – celebrate their success! If they can’t read a word, read it to them. After they have finished, talk about the book together.


Sharing book

In order to encourage your child to become a lifelong reader, it is important that they learn to read for pleasure. The sharing book is a book they have chosen for you to enjoy together.

Please remember that you shouldn’t expect your child to read this alone. Read it to or with them. Discuss the pictures, enjoy the story, predict what might happen next, use different voices for the characters, explore the facts in a non-fiction book. The main thing is that you have fun!

Programme Overview

Resources for Home

Handwriting and Pronunciation

Year 2 2023-2024

The next chapter in your child's learning is underway...

Let’s Play – doh!

We have started our unit on sculptures this week and what better way to start than playing with Play-doh! Children were tasked with showing of their skills to create Wilf from our class text (A Way Home for Wolf) before sharing their skills and applying those taught. Children then went on to create their own animal sculptures and they even got to use sculpting tools.






































Forest School: Autumn

We had an amazing first Forest School of the year, perfectly accompanied by the beautiful sunshine. The children loved exploring the garden in all its wildness and overgrown plant life. We even saw our frog!








































Year 2 2022-2023

Sponsored Exercise

We all had a great time taking part in the sponsored exercise circuit. We did spotty dogs, mountain climbers, press ups and star jumps. Look how strong we are!

Y2 Sponsored Exercise



























Sports Day

A big well done to all of Year 2 for a great performance in all of the activities during sports day. We had beanbag races, an obstacle course, relay, egg and spoon race and of course a sack race. All of the children cheered each other on and showed great sportsmanship. We even had  a little race for the parents to join in!


Imagine That

On Wednesday, Years 1 and 2 had an amazing trip to 'Imagine That!' in Liverpool. They became hairdressers, shop assistants, builders and firefighters in 'The Village' before going through to the art area where they could get creative with painting - they could even paint a car! They then went on to become scientists in the science rooms, making slime and snow. Everybody had a wonderful day and were so impressed with the venue!


Reading with Bailey

We are lucky that Bailey is coming into school to read with the whole class and a few of us on our own every week. Each week we have a 'word of the week' and the winner gets to perform a trick with Bailey. She absolutely loves popping bubbles.













St Bernadette's Feast Day

In class we have learnt all about St Bernadette's visions of Our Lady of Lourdes. We retold the events when St Bernadette found the spring. To celebrate, as a school we enjoyed some ice-cream from Manfredi's ice-cream. Thank you, it was delicious!











Stations of the Cross

We have been over to church to look at the stations of the Cross reflections by the children at our school. We all thought about what Jesus went through during the events of Good Friday. As a class, we produced a reflection on...

Station 7 - Jesus fell for a second time

Station 9 - Jesus fell for a third time

Station 13 - Jesus was taken down from the cross







Fire Safety

We have had a visit from the fire brigade to help us think about keeping safe in a fire. We practised 'Stop! Drop! and Roll!' and shouted 'FIRE!' as loud as we could so that people around us could hear.













Let it Snow

Even though there wasn't too much of it, we all loved being able to get out and play in the snow!










World Book Day

Look how fabulous everybody looked for World Book Day! We enjoyed drawing and writing a character description about the character we dressed up as. We looked at the book 'The Day the Crayons Quit' and completed some writing as if we were one of the crayons. We had so much fun!










Great Fire of London Zoom

In Summer term, we will be looking at The Great Fire of London and had the opportunity for an online zoom session with a lady from the national archive. We loved learning all about what the national archive is and how to be history detectives to find information out about the Great Fire of London. We learnt a lot and are all set for our Great Fire of London learning in a few weeks!












Fraction Man

We all enjoyed learning the story of 'Fraction Man' by using actions to help us memorise the language used throughout.







Fieldwork of Bispham

We have been looking at urban and rural areas in our geography lessons and thinking about where our local area fits with this. We went on a walk around Bispham and made a note of all of the different features that would help us decide whether our area is urban or rural. We really enjoyed exploring.


















Making a Map of School

In Geography the children looked at different features they could spot on our school grounds. They then attempted to make this with different building materials and used this knowledge to design a map for somebody who may come and visit our school.










Tramshed Visit

Year 2 were really lucky that when Tramshed came in to perform 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' for KS1, they could take part in a workshop after. They all had an amazing time and learnt a lot!





































Christmas Dinner

The children loved their Christmas Dinner! They all made their own hats, pulled crackers and demolished pigs in blanket. There was lots of lovely singing of Christmas songs too!



















Elf Run

Year 2 enjoyed taking part in the Elf Run to raise money for Brian House. They faced different obstacles as the made their way around the track.










































Pumpkin Soup

We all enjoyed making pumpkin soup and flatbreads as part of our English work where we are looking at the book 'Pumpkin Soup'. 








































Blackpool History Afternoon

We were lucky enough to have some visitors in for an afternoon of Blackpool fun! We learnt all about how Blackpool holidays have changed over the years as well as looking at the clothes people wore, the animals in Blackpool (particularly donkeys), different stages of the tower being built and about what creatures came out of different shells. We had so much fun!






































































Forest School

We have loved taking part in Forest School this half term. We have been harvesting onions, runner beans and peas; planting seeds and bulbs; learning how to hammer a nail; learning how to drill in a screw; playing in the mud kitchen; building dens and making different foods on around the camp fire.
























































Some of the children represented our class at the Fit2Glow competition where they played glow in the dark football against other local schools. They loved running around in the dark wearing illuminous colours. The team showed great sportsmanship and did the school proud!













Mental Health Day Yoga

As part of mental health awareness day, we took part in a yoga session where we thought about our breathing through different yoga poses.









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