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The Oaktree School

Inspiring Everyone to Learn



Bug Club is a whole-school reading programme that combines an online reading world with fantastic print books.

Bug Club

Alongside the systematic teaching of phonics pupils will be taught a variety of strategies to support their reading development. 

Children will be taught early reading skills in Reception by shared reading in groups and individual reading.  When appropriate they will progress to twice weekly small group Guided Reading Lessons.  These will  continue in Year 1 and Year 2 in groups appropriate to the reading development of the child.   Children will be given monthly reading targets to work on at home and at school and each child will have a Reading Diary for home/school communication.  children will be encouraged to take home a reading book every day  and will be able to choose from a wide variety of engaging texts.  At the early stage of reading these books will be mostly phonic based.

Children will also hear, share and discuss a wide range of high quality books to develop a love of reading, broaden their vocabulary and develop their understanding.  It is important that pupils listen to and discuss stories, poetry and non-fiction at a level beyond that at which they can read independently in order to develop pleasure in reading, increase their vocabulary and awareness of grammar and develop skills of inference.  This should continue throughout their primary years both at home and at school.

Words for Life


National Curriculum Year 1

National Curriculum Year 2

Helping Your Child to Develop a Love of Reading

As you know it is so important that children develop a love of reading and one way of  encouraging this is to read to your child at home.  Children of all ages love to have stories read to them.  Here are a selection of books you may wish to read to your child.

Recommended Books to Read