Reading and phonics

Reading is a valuable, lifelong skill that intersects all areas of the curriculum. We develop our pupils through independent and shared reading as well as regular library sessions which empower them to find pleasure in reading.

Early reading starts with Bug Club phonics, a phonics scheme which supports early readers.   Children work sequentially through the phases, developing phonic knowledge, blending and segmenting skills.

We also use the Bug Club reading scheme for our instructional 1:1 reading, guided reading sessions and we have a paid subscription for all pupils to access texts online at home.

Click here to access your child’s Bug Club.
Please ask your child’s teacher for their login information.

Further information

  • We have paid a subscription for all pupils to access Lexia, this can also be accessed from home: 

  • Below are some helpful tips and activities to support your children’s learning and discover 250 eBooks:

“Reading is a strength of the school.
Pupils read widely and fluently and have many opportunities to read.”


“Pupils make rapid and sustained progress from their starting points, often reaching standards above those expected for their age.”


“Pupils make positive progress in both writing and mathematics and across the wider curriculum. “


“Outstanding leadership has led to rapid improvements in all areas of the school since the last inspection.”


“Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning. They are very well prepared for their next
steps in both education and life. “


“Links with other schools in the trust enable leaders to check the accuracy of their judgements and share good practice. “