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Children are taught from the Read, Write, Inc programme in phonics. This programme is becoming established in Reception and Key Stage 1 and our planning for English is directly linked to it. This leads to a holistic approach to early literacy and enables the children to link letters to sounds and to meaning.

Our approach to reading has changed recently to take account of the difference between children learning to read and reading to learn. Once children have mastered the art of reading we place greater emphasis on the child's ability to understand, interpret and interrogate a text. We have given our approach the title R2L (Reading to Learn) and base our questioning on Bloom's taxonomy to ensure that we are continually challenging the children to read between the lines. Further support and guidance can be found on our parent support for homework page.