We teach phonics in Reception and Key Stage 1 using the Letters and Sounds scheme. We use Jolly Phonics and Phonics Play as an aid to learning the sounds (phonemes). Children are taught actions along with the phonemes. Parents of children in the Reception class are invited to an information session in September when their child starts school to explain how this is taught.
In KS1 children are taught in highly differentiated phonics phase groups. At the end of Y1 children are tested using the National Phonics screening test. Our children have regularly achieved above National in these assessments.