We have a systematic approach to the teaching of phonics at Hotspur Primary School. Oxford Reading Tree, our core scheme is supplemented with texts from a range of different schemes. The books offer a range of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and play scripts, which are used with groups of children who have a similar reading ability as each other. Reading books are organised using a colour coding scheme called Book Bands devised by the Reading Recovery Institute. The same colour-coding is used for our home-reading texts.