Children learning to read is one of the most important skills your child will develop when starting school.

All children in Reception and Key Stage One have daily phonics lessons based on systematic phonics programme called 'Letters and Sounds' which is resourced by Reading Bug Club. They teach children to recognise different letters and their sounds as well as the formation of letters. 

Phonics is identifying sounds in spoken words, recognising the common spellings of each sound (phoneme), blending the sounds into words for reading and separating words into sounds for spelling.  

Letters and Sounds

Letters and sounds are government recommended materials that help to improve children's speaking and listening skills, their phonological awareness and oral blending. Letters and Sounds consists of six learning phases, high frequency words, common words and tricky words. 


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Independent Reading 

Independent reading is where children will read on their own with minimal assistance from adults both at school and at home. 

Guided Reading

A guided reading session will take place every day at school. Guided reading is where pupils in small groups will work with their teacher analysing the text in detail, reading each word and understanding its meaning. 


What's in Bug Club Phonics?

Bug Club Phonics contains 134 fun, varied, 100% decodable books.

  • With 90 fiction and 44 non-fiction readers
  • Plenty of exciting stories to choose from, including the hugely popular CBeebies Alphablock characters
  • An online subscription that comes with a vibrant online reading world, whole class teaching software for the class, and more

Phonics Bug books

Bug Club Phonics eBooks

With the same great artwork as the books in a simple online interface, these eBooks are a great way to encourage even the most reluctant readers and they’re perfect for use at at home too!






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