Apologies for crashing in as a parent here, but I would really appreciate some thoughts from teachers about this. When our daughter started reception, we knew that she could read, but it turned out that she was doing it rather better than we thought, and after a few weeks she came back with a Level 14 reading book. While we're very pleased that the school have clocked what she can do, since then there has been no sign that they are trying to teach her anything other than basic phonics (they also give her a reading book once a week of her choice, which she reads on the first day but is never changed more often). I do know that reception is about learning lots of other things, but should we be expecting a bit more from them at this stage or should I leave it for now and worry about it in a year or two's time? We can give her plenty enough to read (she gets through about 15 chapter books a week....) so I don't worry much about the books (apart from as a sign of their enthusiasm levels) but she is also getting very bored of the phonics sessions.