To teach early reading skills, we use the ‘Bug Club’ phonics scheme. This starts in EYFS and is continued into Key Stage 1. We use this programme to deliver high quality phonic lessons daily, which are progressive throughout KS1. The scheme is designed as an accessible and inclusive programme which promotes whole class teaching. This scheme ensures that children are able to access a selection of fully decodable books matched to their phonics level.

We also use ‘colour book bands’ at KS1, which children move onto after successfully completing their phonic journey. The books are matched to children's age and reading ability. This is a natural progression as the ‘colour book bands’ are also provided by ‘Bug Club’.