At New Valley, we know that reading is an open door to expanding the world for children, and the key to all other learning opportunities.  We also understand the crucial role of phonics in enabling children to start becoming fluent, confident, enthusiastic readers.

After many successful years of using the Read Write Inc phonics scheme, in 2022 we have decided to switch to Little Wandle Letters & Sounds Revised: this scheme will ensure the consistency which gives every child the best chance of mastering phonics to enable them to read and spell as they move through school.

Please read our Phonics & Early Reading Policy to find out more.

Phonics & Early Reading Policy - September 2022


Follow the links below for more documents that will help you support your child in learning phonics.

Reading in Reception and Y1 - letter to parents

Pronunciation guide - autumn 1

Pronunciation guide - autumn 2