Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are taught discrete daily phonics sessions following DFES Letters and Sounds. In these sessions, pupils secure crucial skills of word recognition to enable them to read fluently and automatically so that they are ready to concentrate more fully on the meaning of the text at the earliest possible stage. The pupils in year 1 have a comprehensive statutory phonics assessment before they enter year 2. It is expected that phonic sessions are planned and regularly taught in Key Stage Two thereafter.