We have recently invested in a new reading resource within school called ‘Bug Club’. Bug Club includes new printed books as well as eBooks. The books include fiction and non-fiction, and the book content features some well-known characters and brands such as Wallace and Gromit, Shaun the sheep, Star Wars, Lego, Doctor Who, Sarah Jane adventures, and many more.
Using the printed books:
The children will be able to take home ‘bug club’ books as their home readers. There are parent notes on the inside front and back cover of each book which will assist your child in practising high frequency words and sounds that appear in the book, and also give ideas for games and discussion to assist in understanding.
Using the eBooks:
If you have internet access at home your child will be able to log on whenever they wish! They will be able to enjoy reading books on screen and complete fun quiz questions which will help them to practise their reading skills. The eBooks are also audio books, so children can enjoy hearing an expressive reading of the book.
We are delighted to let you know that Bug Club can now be accessed on iPads. We will let you know when further improvements are made that make it accessible on other mobile devices.
How to log on to Bug Club:
Go to www.activelearnprimary.co.uk
Enter school ID: xhlq
Enter your username and password
Click Login and your homepage screen will now appear.
Your child’s class teacher will allocate eBooks to them on a regular basis. To begin to read the book, click on the front cover. Then read the book and click on the bug icons to open the quiz questions. Your child does not have to finish all the quiz questions in one sitting. They can return to a book later. Once your child has finished an eBook it will move to ‘Books I have read’ where they can read it again, if they want to. Then they can choose a new eBook from ‘My Books’.
If you do not have access to the internet, don’t worry as we can arrange for your child to access eBooks at school. Any problems or further questions please go and see your child’s class teacher.
Enjoy this fantastic new resource!