Children learn to read using the Letters & Sounds Phonics programme. They are taught as a whole class or half-class (in Reception) mixed ability group every day from 9.00am-9.30am in Reception, Year 1, Year 2 and Badgers Class. If a child is struggling to keep up, they are supported by our highly trained TAs for a short personalised session in the afternoon. Infant children are encouraged to read at home each day and take home a fully decodable book which has been chosen based on the current sound being taught. They have an additional ‘reading for pleasure’ book that they are familiar with from class reading.