Today the login and password for online reading was stuck at the front of the reading diaries.
To login go to active learn primary here via this link. Active learn login. Put in your child’s login, then password. The school code is srrc.
It should login to your child’s account and should look like this.
It will say your child’s name and that you have some stuff. Click the stuff tab.
All the books will be loaded up ready to read. We have already looked at some books in class this week, so don’t be surprised if 1 or 2 say open.
Select the book you want to read. It will open up. It might look like this while it’s loading.
After it’s loaded it will show you the front cover with a parent guide.
The green bug face is a comprehension question to answer. Click on a bug when you see it and answer a question. You can collect bug points to buy things in the shop. Each book can earn a certain amount of points.
Click my rewards to see where you can go and what you can collect.
Let the children read it on their own , with you and by letting the book read it to them.
Any issues or questions please let me know.
This morning we had our first phonic lesson where we learnt the letter S. We used a game on the computer called phonics bug. It showed us a video that had clips of things that had a ‘s’ letter in, such as sun, snake, dinosaur. We have been trying to find S things today and shared them with Miss Kippen.
We have also been showing Miss Irwin how good we are at all our other letter sounds. When we weren’t doing that we got chance to choose outside and explore the mud kitchen and all the toys.
Before we went home we also heard a story about a fairy with a hearing aid. It was called ‘Freddie and the Fairy’ written by Julia Donaldson. We learnt how Lucie in our class is like the fairy because she has hearing aids too.
Tomorrow we are staying for lunch. It’s a FREE school meal for everybody and tomorrow morning we will be able to tell Miss Irwin what we want to eat. She will go through the menu with us so we know what we will eat.
We will need picking up at 1.15 from the school gate.
How do you read bugclub books on ipads?
Good question. You need to download puffin APP for FREE! This will download a different viewing browser, which will allow you open the books with a flash drive. However Puffin can sometimes have glitches opening the programme but it’s better than nothing!
Miss Irwin would like to thank those parents who attended the workshop after school today and the other week and hopes it was a valuable experience for you. Hopefully giving you tips and support for how to nurture your child’s learning at home!
The workshop presentations have been added to the school website for people to view.
If there are any questions that you would like answering please contact your class teacher or Miss Irwin.
We are aware there have been some issues with the online ebooks with people not being able to read them, open them or that the books have been noted as being logged as read. Miss Irwin has been in touch with bugclub and they are looking into the problems people are having accessing the online ebooks. If you do have any problems at home please do let Miss Irwin know so she can forward them on.
How to help at home
Reading at home is one of the most important ways you can support your child. Here are some ways you can help.
· Try to create a relaxed reading atmosphere. Establish a regular time and place to read and ensure the surroundings are as calm as possible. If your child doesn’t feel like reading, offer to read to them instead. Be positive about reading!
· Children don’t have to read with you. It can be very motivating for them to read with siblings, grandparents or friends.
· Talk to your child about the books they are reading. Before reading, 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. As you read together, talk about what is happening in the book, what might happen next, and anything that has puzzled them. When your child finishes a book, ask them whether they liked it or not and encourage them to explain why.
· Help your child engage with books by using them as an inspiration for play. At the back of every Bug Club book there are activities for children to do with you or their friends. You could also try acting out part of the story, or making something from the book.
· Remember that reading a book is not the only reading your child will do. Encourage them to read signs, leaflets, recipes, instructions and so on. By reading these types of texts your child will often be reading without realising they are doing so!