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At Redhill we teach phonics in a systematic way, following the highly structured Essential Letters and Sounds programme (ELS). It is rigorous, engaging and supports all children in the skills needed to become confident with reading and writing . Throughout the Early Years and KS1 we teach phonics daily, with a high focus on application within each session . To ensure the children are confident with the application, phonics is embedded throughout the curriculum in both reading and writing. The guided reading books are carefully matched and fully decodable with the graphemes the children are being taught in line with the ELS programme. The teaching of phonics is multi-sensory, encompassing simultaneous visual, auditory and kinaesthetic activities to develop core learning. Parents are also invited into school to take part in phonic workshops and to observe phonics teaching in school.