Throughout the school, beginning in Nursery, we use the Letters and Sounds programme for teaching phonics. We also use the Jolly Phonics actions which help children to remember each sound they have been taught. All children have daily phonics sessions.
Over the course of the year, teachers run sessions for parents giving more information about the teaching of phonics and reading in school. Parents are informed of these sessions in the school newsletter. We do not use a specific reading scheme, we use books from a variety of sources throughout school, which are grouped into ‘Book Bands’. They begin on lilac band and progress through a range of colours to white band. Children are ‘book banded’ to their reading ability and they progress through the bands at their own pace.