Children should be reading at least four times each week to an adult or on Bug Club (we are waiting for the KS2 Bug Club to be reactivated as there has been technical difficulties their end).
Children in Year 6, being more confident readers, will also enjoy reading alone but reading with/to an adult will enable them to improve their fluency, speed, vocabulary knowledge and comprehension of the text and will allow them to be able to work on their 'post Covid lockdown catch-up target' and therefore make greater progress.
Bug Club books are allocated to children based on their current level of reading plus taking into account the aspirational aim for them to be reading Year 6 SATs level texts as soon as possible. Bug Club offers a variety of comprehension questions throughout each text similar to SATs style questions and will cover the target (reading dog) your child has been set to work upon. Therefore it will be an expectation that children use Bug Club at least once per week so that they are working on their comprehension question skills. Whilst we are not sending organisers back and forth in the current situation, Bug Club will be a way for children to prove that they have been reading at home as usage can be monitored on the system.
Children should bring any borrowed school books back to school on a Thursday to be placed in a box to decontaminate over the weekend. (There is no need for them to bring their book into school if they are still reading a book and it does not need changing.) They will then be able to choose a new book to take home on a Monday. Bug Club books will be available for children to read during this changeover period.
If you have any queries about reading, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much for your support, Miss Bewick.
For those children who have lost their cards that they were given with their username and passwords, the following will allow access to Bug Club Accounts:
Username: first 4 letters of first name and first 4 letters of second name all lower case e.g. ariagran (Ariana Grande)
Password: class2014 or class2015 for all children