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We use Sounds-Write for the teaching of phonics. Sounds-Write is a synthetic phonics programme which begins with the sounds in speech and teaches children how these sounds can be represented by a code, i.e. the alphabet. All staff are trained in Sounds-Write, and it is taught from the very beginning of Reception until the end of Year 6. We believe that having a consistent approach throughout school is vital in ensuring that our pupils become confident, independent readers and writers who have the skills required to access the rest of the curriculum. Sounds-Write is a DfE validated scheme and further information on this can be found on the DfE's website as well as on the Sounds-Write website.