English including reading schemes

Reading & reading schemes

We are very fortunate in Sudley Infants to have over 30 different reading schemes. All children will follow their own unique reading journey and will have an opportunity to read books with different genre from a variety of reading schemes. Here at Sudley we value the importance of reading for pleasure so we have a a huge amount of non reading scheme books that the children can choose from. We also use ‘Bug Club’ which is an online reading scheme which children can access at home via the Active Learn website. These books are very interactive and loved by children and parents.

Click here to log in to Bug Club using your username and password.


Bug Club can be accessed on an iPad by downloading either of the following applications from the Apple App Store:

The Rover App
Puffin Browser

or just type in to Google ‘Active Learn on Ipad’ and it will give you instructions.


Listed below are some of the reading schemes used in school:

Bug Club

Story World

New Way

Ginn 360

Oxford Reading Tree

Cambridge Reading

Eye Witness Readers

Alpha World

Giggle and Grin

The Book Project


Through the Rainbow


One Two Three and Away

Four Corners

Sunshine Books

All Abroad

Flying Boot

Story Chest

Open Door


Happy Venture

Jolly Phonics



First Stories


Big Cat

Read, Write Inc

Song birds


Badger Books

Tree tops

Project X

Bangers & Mash

Reading briefing for parents 2021Year 1 Reading guidance 2021

Year 2 Reading guidance 2021


10 Tips on Hearing Your Child Read


At Sudley Infant School we base our writing activities on a combination of the Hamilton Trust scheme and the needs of individual year groups.

Grammar Guide for Parents & Carers 2021
Vocabulary list for parents 2021



We call our approach to teaching phonics across the school Boom! phonics.

It aims to build children’s speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills.

Please see the information below for more details of our approach to phonics.



Phonics at Sudley Infants 2021

Suggested websites for supporting phonics at home.

Articulation of Phonemes
A useful video clip showing the correct ‘pure’ pronounciation of phonemes (units of sound).