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At Greatham, we are committed to teaching children how to read and have a love for books.

We use Bug Club for our phonics books and reading books.

Bug Club

Click on the bug to access the e-books.

School Code: Iqt3

Click on the beetle to download our ‘Bug Club How to Guide’

We also have a fantastic library with a wide range of non-fiction books for children to choose from and borrow.

7 Top Tips for Supporting Reading at Home

7 Top Tips for Supporting Reading at Home KS2


Phonics is taught right through school starting in Nursery. We currently use Pearson’s Phonics Bug  to teach the children phoneme-grapheme correspondence. This is taught through engaging the children in a wide-range of practical activities and games through Phonics Bug.

We teach synthetic phonics which is a method of teaching where words are broken up into the smallest units of sounds (phonemes). It is really important that children are taught how to pronounce each sound correctly. Please see the links below to  videos to help you support your child at home with phonics.

How to pronounce sounds

How to blend sounds to read words

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