In EYFS and KS1, children learn to read using the Phonics Bug scheme. In this, books are matched to the phonemes (sounds) that they are taught in their phonics lessons through the Bug Club Phonics scheme. Each reading book that the children receive will focus on the consolidation of an individual phoneme that has already been taught in school. Reading books will also be available digitally via the children's Bug Club Phonics accounts. As the children learn a new phoneme in school, they will have instant digital access to new books which feature the taught phoneme. Each book also contains comprehension activities to complete before, during and after reading to develop their comprehension skills.
Once the children have completed the Bug Club Phonics scheme they will then move to the Broughton Reading Scheme which is categorised using book bands. We have a wide range of books from different schemes including Oxford Reading Tree, Ginn All Aboard, Cambridge Reading and Orion Early Readers. We have also supplemented the reading scheme, through an £8000 investment from parent donations, with a vast amount of 'real' books so that the children have a greater variety of reading material.
Children are assessed regularly and move onto the next book band when their fluency and understanding show that they are ready. Children move through the reading scheme until they reach the required standard to become a free-reader, choosing a book to read from our well-stocked school or class libraries. In addition to a personalised reading book, children are able to take a book home from the school library to promote a love of reading.