Clough and Risegate School Loves BUG CLUB!
Our school subscribes to a reading programme called Bug Club and Maths resource Abacus, that we’d like to share with you. Below you will find key information about the schemes and how your child can get involved at home. Every child in school has their own personalised login and access to their own learning platform including books, Maths games and Science activities.
What is Bug Club?
Bug Club is a finely-levelled reading scheme, which ensures that all children can access books at exactly the right level for them. We allocate books to your child according to their reading levels. These books will appear in the ‘My Stuff’ area of their personal homepages.
Throughout the books there are quiz questions for your child to complete. To answer a question, just click on the bug icon. Your child does not need to finish all the quiz questions in one sitting and can come back to a book later.
When your child has finished all the quiz questions in a book, he or she will earn ‘Active Learn Coins’. By reading more books, your child will earn enough coins to ‘buy’ a reward in one of the many reward schemes. The answers to the quiz questions will be sent back to our teacher site so that we can see how your child is progressing. We will also be able to assign more books for your child to read if the virtual book bag is running low.
When your child has finished a book, it will move to ‘My Library’. Children can read these books again if they want to, or they can choose new books from ‘My Stuff’.
Using the online world
If you have access to an internet connection, your child can enjoy exploring their own worlds. Staff in school will update books and other activities at regular intervals so that there will always be something current. Very often, Maths games will have been used in teaching sessions and be familiar to children. Each child has a unique homepage and can log into it by following these steps:
Enter the login details provided on a laminated bookmark.
Your child’s homepage will appear and you can begin exploring the different worlds.
If your child is having trouble using the pupil world, help can be found in the Help Section of Active Learn Primary (in the top right-hand corner of the website). Alternatively, teaching staff will be only too happy to assist in any way that they can.
Please note: Active Learn strongly recommend using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox web browsers with Active Learn. If you prefer to use Internet Explorer, please check you have at least IE9 in order for everything to work as it should.
We hope that your child enjoys using this fantastic resource.
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