At Leasowes, we teach phonics following the Department for Education ‘Letters and Sounds’ programme from Nursery to Y1. Aspects of the Letters and Sounds programme continue to be taught during Year 2. As part of this, children have daily phonics sessions in small groups where they are taught in ability groups by either a teacher or teaching assistant across their phase. In Nursery and Reception, to supplement Letters and Sounds, we use the jolly phonics resource as a multi-sensory, synthetic approach for our learners. This has been proven to be a highly effective teaching approach to get children reading and writing quickly. Pupils have the opportunity to participate in speaking, listening and spelling activities that are matched to their developing needs.