At Stoke, we use the Pearson Bug Club reading scheme. The children’s reading experience is broadened with Floppy Phonics, Songbird and Oxford Reading Tree books, where appropriate.
In Reception and Key Stage 1, Phonics Bug reading books ensure that all children who are learning to read are given decodable reading books closely matched to their phonic knowledge. The books are mapped to Letters and Sounds phases to support children’s decoding skills and cover a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts.
In Key Stage 2, the Bug Club reading scheme provides finely-levelled books including popular characters such as Doctor Who and Ben 10. There are a range of texts types to engage different interests and build reading confidence, including fiction, non-fiction, comics, plays and poetry. In Years 3 – 6, home reading books are carefully selected and organised into reading bands that broaden children’s reading experience and support age related expectations for each year group.
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We use a number of different schemes during guided reading to give the children variety and depth in their reading experiences. They include Collins Big Cat, Rigby Navigator, Project X and Rigby Star. All guided reading books are appropriately banded to support progress in reading.