Hackbridge Primary School

Hackbridge Primary School

Federated with Spencer Nursery School

English - Reading

At our school we use Bug Club as our core reading program to develop confident and motivated readers. Bug Club combines over 500 levelled books with interactive eBooks with an online reading world.


The early stages of the program start by encouraging the children to remember and tell stories. From here, the children progress on to using letter sounds (phonics) to sound out words and recognise common words on sight. As the children move up the program, the books become longer and involve more complex plot lines.


Bug Club has an enormous range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry books offering a variety to keep children engaged and develop a love for reading. The finely levelled books give children manageable steps in the reading progression and a real sense of achievement as they move through the levels.


We also use texts from a range of other sources that match the children's reading ability, but give the children a chance to read texts by different authors and to develop and extend their vocabulary.


Recommended Reading Lists 

Find your reading lists from the documents below. Miss O'Doherty would love to hear which titles you enjoyed the most.‚Äč



Parental Support

Oxford also has a website for parents/carers to access which contains free e-books and apps to help parents support with their child's reading development: http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk