As well as daily English lessons, children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage One access daily phonics sessions to develop the basic skills necessary for reading and writing. Where appropriate, children in Key Stage 2 also continue to access phonics intervention.  At Kenton Bar Phonics is taught using the Read, Write Inc. scheme. Children are split into groups depending on their phonic ability. Regular assessments ensure children are in the correct group and can move forward, or spend longer consolidating, depending on their individual need.