We follow a rigorous phonics programme, called Read, Write Inc. This is taught from Reception to year 2. The children are assessed and grouped according to their ability. This enables teaching to be focused to meet their needs very specifically. Through pupil tracking, phonics catch up also takes place in years 3 and 4 to support those children who still need focused phonics teaching. Towards the end of their time in Nursery, all children are exposed to the phonics programme, looking at the initial sounds.