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West Wycombe School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust





At West Wycombe School we start learning our phonics in EYFS.  We use the Bugs Club Phonics Programme, which is based on Letters and Sounds.  This is a multi-sensory approach giving the children the actions and stories to support their learning.  

Typical structure of a phonics lesson - Bugs Club


Once there is fluency in reading, the most important skills for a child will be comprehension and the understanding of more words. This can be developed by asking a child questions about a story they have just read.


As the children progress through into to KS2 the children move on to using Accelerated Reader.  This is an interactive programme supporting the children to choose books relevant to their ZPD.  They then read books and then quiz to check their understanding of their reading via a computerised comprehensions quiz.  For further information please follow the link to the Accelerated Reader website.