Reading and phonics


The school teaches phonics using Little Wandle Letters and Sounds.

Click here to see the progression in phonics through Year R and 1


Click on the image below to find out more information about phonics at Shottermill.



Pronunciation guides 

Click on the links below for guidance on how to pronounce the sounds in each phonic phase. 

Phase 2

Phase 3

Phase 5


Little Wandle Website

Click here to visit the Little Wandle Parents Page. Here you will find information on reading with your child.


 Year 1 phonics screening check

We held a meeting on 23rd February. If you were not able to attend or would like to find out more details about the Year 1 phonics screening check please click the link below. 

Phonics Screening


At Shottermill we love reading. Have a look at some of our reading areas.


We use a mixture of Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Big Cat books, Big Cat letters and Sounds and Bug Club phonics books for our early readers. These are matched carefully to the children's progression in phonics.  The children will also bring home a sharing book; this is a book designed to be read by an adult. These books help to instil a love of reading and help the children to develop thier vocabulary. Our later books are colour banded so that once pupils are  confident readers they can choose their own books at the right level of challenge. Some of the later scheme books that we have are Oxford Reading Tree, Project X and Code books, also Collins Big Cat and Pearsons Bug Club books.


Reading at Shottermill

We held a meeting on 14th March. If you were not able to attend or would like to find out more information about reading at Shottermill Infant school please click the link below. 

Reading at Shottermill Infants

Click here to get information about the reading books we send home.

Click here for 7 top tips when reading at home


We have identified a range of high quality texts to support our children across the curriculum. These texts offer the children a rich vocabulary as well as an opportunity to explore knowledge in different contexts. We have also identified texts that we believe that children simply must experience. Please click on the picture below to see the books. 

 Book List


Essential reads  

A list of books we recommend you share with your child.

Year R       Year 1          Year 2

Reading videos 

During lockdown Mrs Allum shared some of her favourite stories with the children. If you would like to listen to any of the stories again please click on the links below.

The Smartest Giant in Town           

Where's my Teddy?

Oi Frog!

Oi Puppies!


Giraffes can't Dance

The Day Louis Got Eaten

A squash and a Squeeze

The Incredible Book Eating Boy

A Child of Books

The One-stop Story Shop


What the Ladybird Heard


Contact Us

Shottermill Infant School, Lion Lane, Shottermill, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 1JZ

01428 642902