Phonics is taught according to the 'Letters and Sounds' programme. This involves teaching the letter sounds associated with each letter in order to blend to read and segment to spell words. We use a variety of approaches in the teaching of phonics to make lessons as interactive as possible and ensure that every child learns. Our teaching covers the six phases of phonics. These phases can be found in our phonic progression document as well as in the 'Letters and Sounds' programme.