We use the Read Write Inc programme to teach phonics.
Children first learn to read sounds and blend these sounds into words. Then they learn the same sounds with alternative graphemes.
Through the Read Write Inc programme, children experience success from the very beginning. Lively phonic books are closely matched to children's increasing knowledge of phonics and 'tricky' words and, as children re-read the stories, their fluency increases.
We teach phonics daily. Children are taught in small groups, according to their progress. We carry out half-termly assessments to ensure children are being taught the stage of phonics that they need.