The children in Reception, year 1 and year 2 take part in a daily phonics session. The sessions last for 20 minutes and are in groups normally no larger than 15 children. Children work in mixed age groups for phonics dependent on their confidence and stage of development in reading. Phonics is only one strand of our approach to teaching reading. We have a wide range of books which we use in our guided reading sessions.
We use a variety of resources and books to support the teaching of phonics with the main scheme being the reading and phonics program Read, Write Inc. which provides a rigorous and sequential structure to children's progress.