Bug Club

As an academy, we follow a whole school reading programme called Bug Club which is a powerful guided and independent scheme that supports reading and spelling. It combines a library of stunning books with an incredible online reading world that help to develop confident young readers. Every child has their own log in details to access Bug Club at any time. This programme is used throughout the academy, from Foundation Stage through to Year 6 and forms part of the delivery of reading across the academy and guided reading sessions, as well as supporting home reading – teachers allocate books for children to read into virtual reading bags.

The programme includes:

  • 325 fiction and non-fiction readers for Reception, KS1 and KS2
  • 48 Plays to Read for KS1 and KS2
  • 6 Plays to Act for KS1
  • 30 Comics for Phonics
  • Online Reading World featuring all the books accessible anytime, anywhere!
  • Integrated assessment tool

All of which we have in school – the range and challenge of books we have in school is absolutely fabulous, and this programme adds to the hundreds of books we have available in our school library too, which is open before and after school everyday.

This programme ensures that every child has their own reading book which is appropriate for their reading ability and age -all of our books are levelled to ensure pupils are challenged and the type and content of the books matches their reading ability. It also enables the children to read a wide range of books online, both at home and in school, and ensures that pupils’ comprehension and understanding of what they have read is tracked and monitored rigorously. The online section of the programme enables pupils to follow up and use what they have read by answering a range of reading questions which support the objectives delivered in school.

We run a Bug Club reading club on a Monday for all pupils from 3:15pm until 4pm with Mrs Sherwin and at lunch time on Tuesday and Wednesday with Mrs Sawyer.

For further information about Bug Club, please speak to our English leaders, Mrs Sawyer or Mrs Smith, or access the resource below.

Bug Club Guide for Parents & Carers

Bug Club Log In: