In school we teach phonics using the letters and sounds programme. As children move through the early stages of aquiring phonics, they practice by reading texts which are entirely decodable.
Once children have a secure knowledge of letter / sound correspondences and can blend words they access our book banded reading scheme, which has books form a variety of published schemes which are designed to give children exprience of different reading genres. There are fiction and no-fiction books wihin each level.
All children are encouraged to read regularly at home and once children can read fluently with a good understanding of the text, they become free readers and can choose books for independent reading from our school books, school library or from home.