Phonics

In school  we teach phonics using Phonics Bug scheme of work, to ensure coverage of the Letters and Sounds programme. This is  supported by the use of Bug Club, which allows children to read texts appropriate to their reading ability.

As children move through the early stages of acquiring phonics, they practise by reading texts which are entirely decodable for them from a range of schemes.

Once children have a secure knowledge of letter/sound correspondences and can blend words confidently, they access our Book Banded reading scheme which has books from various published schemes (for example, The Oxford Reading Tree, The Bug Club Books, The Blade Cat and Project X plus many other scheme and non scheme books), this is designed to give children experience of a variety of reading genres.  There are fiction and non-fiction books within each level.  In addition, children access Bug Club e-books at school and at home from a personalised selection made by the teacher.

All children are encouraged to select books from the classroom, library or home to share with their parents to encourage a love of reading.

Once children can read fluently and with a good understanding, they self-select books for independent reading from the school library or from home.