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At Larkrise Primary School Pearson Bug Club is used to teach synthetic phonics.


A graduated approach is used and children begin phonics as soon as they enter Reception class. Phonics is taught daily through a systematic approach. Children are taught within their class and any additional support required is delivered in small groups.


In Reception, children begin by developing an awareness of sounds through stories, rhymes and games. They quickly learn the links between individual letters and their sounds. There are 44 different sounds to be learnt, and again these are taught in a systematic way throughout Early Years and Key Stage 1.


You can learn more about Bug Club Phonics by watching the videos below. 

Overview of Bug Club Phonics for parents and carers

Jolly Phonics Letter Sounds (British English)

Listen to the 42 letter sounds of Jolly Phonics, spoken in British English. Each letter sound is clearly spoken twice, before an example word is given. Perfect for parents, teachers and children who aren't sure how to pronounce the letter sounds.