Bug Club and Reading

WELCOME TO THE ELLEN TINKHAM BUG CLUB ONLINE! 

This resource is for all pupils regardless of their reading level.  There are a variety of books available for pupils who are learning to read, they can access the same books that they are using at school.  For pupils who are not yet reading independently, the books can be shared or read to them by adults.  Please take the time to look at this valuable resource.

Step 1: Firstly, go to www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

Click on the yellow Login button and use your child’s username, password and school code.  If you can’t remember these details, please contact your Class Teacher.  They can also be found on a label in your child’s reading record.

Once logged in, you will be taken to the Pupil World homepage. This is where you can access all of their reading books.

You will see there are several tabs at the top of the page: My Home / My Stuff / My Library / My Rewards / Log Out / Grown-Ups

Use My Home to change the home page theme.

My Stuff is where any new books gets sent to. The number displayed indicates how many books have been allocated to your child.

Step 2: Open My Stuff to see what’s been allocated

At the bottom of each book icon, you can see a gold coin and a number. This number indicates how many coins the child will get for attempting every quiz activity and reading to the end of the book.

Step 3: Open one of the books

On the left of the eBook, you can see which sounds and letters will be covered in the books, as well as any tricky words and top tips to help your child.

You will notice that there is a yellow circle with a bug’s face in the middle. This is our hotspot icon and whenever you click on it, there will be an activity to do.

In the bottom left of the screen, there is a magnifying glass should your child wish to zoom in.

In the bottom middle, we have a Read To Me function. If you click on this, the narrator will read the book aloud. We advise that your child attempts to read it by themselves first if you want to use the Read To Me function.  In the bottom right corner, you can close the book.

Step 4: Completing an eBook

At the end of the book, there will be an activity to do with your child. Once you are ready to finish, click the cross (x) to close the book.

Your child’s Class Teacher will be able to see when your child has finished a book and also to see how they got on.

Step 5: Rewards for finishing the book

For eBooks, once you read to the end and attempt all of the activities, your child will be given a reward and the opportunity to say whether they liked the book.

Step 6: My Library

Once you finish a book, it will drop out of My Stuff and move into My Library. Your child can read this any time they wish, but they won’t be able to earn additional coins.

Step 7: Spending the coins

Over time, your child will accumulate more and more coins as they read more and more Bug Club Phonics books. You can see just how many coins they have on the homepage.

Now for their favourite part (after reading the eBooks of course) –  spending those coins!

Click on My Rewards to spend the coins. In the Pit Stop area,  children can play a racing game; in the Sticker Factory area they can buy digital stickers; finally, in the Tree House, they can decorate their tree house.

Grown-ups area

In this area, there are some top tips on how you can help your child read from home.

NEED HELP?

You can use the Help guide link to go over any functionality or technical support questions.

Please note: we strongly recommend using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox web browsers with ActiveLearn.  If you prefer to use Internet Explorer, please check you have at least IE9 in order for everything to work as it should.  Ebooks have been optimised for tablets.

Everyone will be the best they can be; Everyone has a voice; No-one is excluded.