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Phonics at St Matthew's C of E School


Our school uses the 'Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised 2021' scheme to teach Phonics to children in Reception and Year 1. We use the same scheme to support children who need additional support in Year 2, 3, 4 and 5.


We use the 'No Nonsense Spelling scheme for children in Year 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.


Children in Year 2 and above use the following online resources to support spelling and reading:

  • Spelling Shed
  • Lexia online reading and spelling resource


Little Wandle is an approved Phonics programme, weaving decoding, comprehension, writing and spelling, together, seamlessly.


For more information, please visit the parents section of the Little Wandle website which provides videos and resources to support your child:


Phonics data


Our most recent Phonics check took place in November 2021 for Year 2 pupils. The results are below:



St Matthew’s C of E School - 2021

National percentage- 2021


100% passed




Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the June 2020 check was delayed until the Autumn Term 2020. The results are below:



St Matthew’s C of E School - 2020

National percentage- 2020


57% passed

No National percentage available