What is Bug Club?
Bug Club is a phonically based online reading scheme with interactive activities. Each child has a personalised homepage where they'll find the e-Books they've been allocated by the teacher and motivating rewards. This ensures that each child can find a book at exactly the right level for them. The online reading world ensures children can access independent reading resources anywhere at any time. New books will be allocated regularly.
Bug Club books have a fantastic range of titles. Within each level there is a carefully planned progression of books. This fine progression gives children plenty of opportunity to develop their reading skills and master each fine step while moving through the reading programme.
How do I log in?
The website address is www.bugclub.co.uk The school ID is sgcj.
Your child's class teacher will allocate a username and password. If you lose it please ask for a reminder.
What’s in Bug Club?
Matched to the 2014 primary curriculum, Bug Club contains hundreds of finely-levelled fiction and non-fiction books and eBooks, including comics and plays from Julia Donaldson. A brilliant reading programme only works if it’s filled with truly fantastic books, which is why a tour of Bug Club is like a tour around a child’s favourite book shop.
What is the best way to use Bug Club?
• Find quality time to spend with your child as the electronic books are intended to be shared with an adult.
• Talk to your child about the book they have chosen. Challenge your child to be a book detective: look at the book cover and see if they can guess what the book will be about or what type of book it is.
• Initially they may want to listen to the book and can do this by pressing on the speaker icon.
• Now get your child to read the book (as you would do with their home reading book) getting them to use their different strategies like phonics, tricky words, and the context of the sentence.
• Re-read the book if necessary. Your child should be able to read it independently before they move onto the next book.
• Take time over each book to get the most learning from it.
What can I do to help Reading comprehension?
•Understanding the book is vital.
• As you read together, talk about what is happening in the book,what might happen next, and anything that has puzzled them.
•Get your child to re-tell the main parts of the story, using the pictures as a prompt if they need it. When your child finishes a book, ask them whether they liked it or not and encourage them to explain why.