Every child takes part in a 15 minute daily phonics lesson in Reception and KS1 using the Letters and Sounds programme. This work is further supported in KS2 through our Spelling and Grammar programme. We use letters and sounds as a formal programme to begin the reading journey with our children. This is developed further through our support for spelling scheme. The phonic Phases are taught in mixed ability groups to ensure a more rapid rate of progress through the phases. Guided reading is also used to further develop reading skills to include higher order skills including inference and deduction. Guided groups are set in ability bands to ensure skill progress for all pupils. Children are given a levelled reading book to share and enjoy with adults at home using the Oxford Reading Tree as our core scheme, supplemented by a variety of resources. We use an online reading scheme, Phonic Bug, which children can access from home. We promote a love of reading and reading for pleasure through several events in the year and a class novel. Staff read aloud to pupils regularly and we celebrate the annual ‘World Book Day’ where our whole school undertakes a reading project involving all year groups. We have a Buddy reading scheme to develop peer to peer support for reading. The profile of reading is raised through partner reading when Year 6 pupils read with their reception child partner and write story books for them in the Summer Term.