From Nursery, we use the Read Write Inc phonics programme to teach the children to read. This is a highly effective programme which starts by teaching the children how to recognise sounds they hear within words. Children quickly develop their ability to recognise and read a range of sounds and apply this when reading both real and nonsense words. Children are grouped according to their ability which allows them to access targeted teaching, thus enabling them to make maximum progress. Children are provided with a Read Write Inc Book Bag book each week which they are encouraged to practise daily at home. This book contains the sounds that the children have been learning and will help them to develop fluency and confidence in reading.