How to use Bug Club

Welcome to Bug Club!

Dear Families,

Below you will find key information about the Bug Club platform and how you can get involved. We hope that you and your child will love these books and enjoy reading them at home as much as we do in school.


What is Bug Club?

Bug Club is a levelled reading programme which provides our students with decodable books suited to their ability. It provides access to online versions of a range of books through a personalised online homepage for each student.


Using the online reading world

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

  1. Go to
  2. Enter the login details:

The school code is wrpw– in lower case letters, not capitals.

Your child’s username has is the first 4 letters of their first name combined with the first 4 letters of their last name e.g. ‘jonnbrow’. All passwords are ‘changeme’.

Teachers will send a copy of the login details home as a reminder.

  1. Your child’s homepage will appear.


Reading a book online

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

Throughout the books there are quiz questions for your child to complete. To answer a question, just click on the bug icon.


When your child has finished all the quiz questions in a book, he or she will earn

‘ActiveLearn Coins’. By reading more books, your child will earn enough 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. We will also be able to assign more books for your child to read if the virtual book bag is running low.

When your child has finished a book, it will move to ‘My Library’ if they would like to re-read it again to earn more coins and consolidate learning.


Getting involved

The reader

Until they are fluent readers, children will benefit from reading aloud to you as often as possible. Once they are more confident in their reading abilities many children may prefer to read silently to themselves. Create quiet opportunities for them to do so, but then talk to them about the book they are reading.

Sharing reading

When sharing a book with your child, try to take opportunities to talk about the book – before, during and after 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 together about these characters or by this author? What does your child think the book is going to 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. Remind your child to listen to the words while reading them, to make sure that they make sense. 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. Ask whether anything seemed puzzling. Then ask your child to explain what the best and worst bits of the book were, and why.


Need help?

If your child is having trouble using accessing their online homepage please speak to the class team who will be more than happy to support you.

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


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