In Key Stage One initial letter sounds are taught using the SoundsWrite approach which all of our staff have been trained in. From Year 1 phonics are taught within the whole class activity with differentiated targeted group interventions. The children are read to in class daily using curriculum learning and stories shared at the end of the day. Children are taught to develop reading skills in school beyond phonics sessions through English lessons based on a Talk4Writing approach and guided reading. The children have access to a wide range of high quality reading materials. Children take reading books home daily and work hard towards their ’40 Reads’ certificates which is where we rely upon and values ‘shared’ approach to reading with parents who support children by encouraging them to read at home.