In EYFS and KS1 we are now using the Twinkl phonics programme which has recently been validated by the DfE as an approved phonics teaching programme. This systematic, synthetic phonics programme will now form the phonics teaching across the school. The programme provides a structured approach to learning grapheme-phoneme correspondences (GPCs), perfect for helping children progress from simple sounds to developing more complex knowledge and skills. It has also been developed by experts, to help children prepare for the statutory Year 1 Phonics Screening Check. The multisensory approach includes engaging activities focused on developing and applying reading and writing skills, mnemonics, actions, handwriting formation rhymes and songs to reinforce sound and letter recognition and active repetition to ensure rapid recall of GPCs and common exceptions words.