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CSPA Reading

Bug Club

CSPA has recently purchased an online reading platform called 'Bug Club'. Below you will find key information about the scheme and how you can get involved. We hope that you and your child will love these books and enjoy reading them at home. 

 

Bug Club is a levelled reading scheme which ensures that all children can find books at exactly the right level for them.

 

Additional information about the book band levels can be viewed below:

Each child has a unique homepage and can log into it by following these steps:

 

1. Go to www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

2. Enter the login details provided by your child's class teacher (school ID, username, password)

3. Your child's homepage will appear

 

We allocate books to your child according to their reading levels. These books will appear in the 'My Stuff' area of their personal homepage.

 

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 the 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 more 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. 

 

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'.

 

More information about Bug Clubs can be found in the document below:

 

Shared reading

 

Before reading: look at the book cover and talk about your child's expectations. Is the book likely to be fiction or non-fiction? Have you read other books by this author? What do you think the book might be about? 

While reading: support your child when unknown words need tackling - you can sound them out, split them into syllables or identify suffixes and prefixes. Have a 'meaning check' every now and again to ensure that your child understands the text.

After reading: talk about the book. What was it about? Did it match your child's expectations? Ask questions beginning with the words how and why to check that your child has been able to read between the lines. What were the best and worst parts and why?

 

World Book Day

The World Book Day website has a wealth of information and ideas. Children can view the £1 free books and there is a 'see inside' option. Also you can type in your postcode to see which shops nearby accept the tokens. On the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 10am there is 'Share a Story' live with various authors or these can be watched anytime on their YouTube channel.
https://www.worldbookday.com/

Access to books and audiobooks

 

Try these links to find FREE books to read.

 

Every week, the new virtual school library features a popular children's author or illustrator and provides free books, exclusive videos and their top three recommended reads. 

 

If you create an Oxford Owl for home account you will be able to access advice and support for parents, educational activities and games and a free eBook library for 3 to 11-year-olds.

 

Harper Collins offer a handpicked selection of audiobooks for children and their grown-ups. Turn up the volume and get ready to listen to The Fowl Twins by Eoin Colfer, read by Nathaniel Parker and Boy Giant by Michael Morpurgo, read by Akbar Kurtha.

 

The Literacy Trust: The Book of Hopes is completely free for all children and families, the extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson.

 

Reading Eggspress is suitable for 7-13 year olds and is packed full of online reading games and activities. 

Further support for parents 
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