Reading and Phonics
Children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage One follow the DfE Letters and Sounds programme, supported by 'Phonics Bug' by Pearson Education. This is a daily approach to teaching phonics in which individual letters and sounds are blended to form words.
At St Peter's we use the very comprehensive reading scheme 'Bug Club' by Pearson Education. All the literature sent home is colour-banded in accordance with the particular level at which the children are working. The levels progress as follows: Pink, Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Orange, Turquoise, Purple, Gold, White, Lime, Grey, Blue, Dark Red.
These books offer an expansive range of fiction and non-fiction texts in order that the breadth of children’s reading may be developed further. Children learn to read at different rates. Once they finish the reading scheme we encourage them to become independent readers and choose their own books from either the class library or the school library.
At St Peter’s we want all of our children to become competent and confident readers. We ask that parents listen to their children read at home as often as possible. This can have a big impact on your child’s learning.