Bug Club is a whole-school reading programme that helps transform children into lifelong readers. Now with added Grammar and Spelling, and Plays by Julia Donaldson, the Bug Club family has everything you need to help children catch the reading bug.
Proven to boost children’s reading by 6 months
Bug Club is a powerful whole school reading programme that is proven to raise attainment in reading and spelling – and loved by over a million children in the UK. It brilliantly combines stunning books and an incredible online reading world, filled to the brim with kid-favourite characters, to hook children into a lifelong love of books and develop confident young readers.
There's never been a better time to try Bug Club....Over 5,000 schools already know Bug Club has the power to raise reading standards. Now, Bug Club is even more powerful with a new assessment tool that map's children's attainment and progress against age-related expectations. Find out more.
47 brand new titles join the Bug Club family. These super new titles will contain some exciting characters that you will already know and love - like Shrek, Wallace and Gromit, Timmy Time, Dreamworks Dragons, and King Julien and Penguins from the Madagascar films. Plus, brand new fiction, non-fiction and poetry will be making there way into the Pink to Lime levels. Take a sneak peek here.
Everything you need to teach synthetic phonics at Foundation and Key Stage 1 (ages 5-7)
Phonics Bug is written by Joyce Watson and Rhona Johnston, the team behind the highly regarded seven-year Clackmannanshire project into the synthetic phonics teaching method, which produced remarkable gains in children’s reading and spelling skills.
Phonics Bug is fast-paced – children start to read after learning just eight phonemes - and combines fun 100% decodable books with BBC CBeebies video and whole-class teaching software to give you a range of aural, visual and kinaesthetic phonic activities to appeal to all the children in your class.
Teachers love teaching with Phonics Bug
With Phonics Bug at your side, teaching phonics is easy. The whole-class teaching software gives you everything you need for front-of-class teaching and the 100% decodable readers, interactive games and fun activity sheets consolidate children’s learning and provide plenty of opportunities for active participation.
Once they’ve mastered the basics, children ‘step across’ to the Bug Club books for extra reading breadth and because every book is also available as an eBook, it’s easy for children to continue their reading adventures at home.
Grammar and Spelling Bug is a completely online programme that brings spelling, grammar and punctuation lessons to life. It contains hundreds of engaging practice games that children will want to play again and again. There are also video tutorials, assessment support and comprehensive lesson plans to help teachers feel confident in delivering spelling and grammar lessons.
Featuring practice games with a fun travel theme, childrens’ favourite Bug Club characters and writing activities, Grammar and Spelling Bug provides the perfect support for teaching grammar, spelling and punctuation.
For schools teaching a UK Curriculum, it provides flexible guidance and support to help cover all the objectives of the new UK English Curriculum changes.
Exciting plays created with the UK's Children's Laureate, Julia Donaldson.
The brilliant way to reward and motivate reluctant readers.
Every child can be a comprehension champion!
Bug Club Comprehension is a fresh new approach that helps every child master deep comprehension.
It uses a powerful and proven talk-based, mastery approach to help your children develop a deeper understanding of texts and prepare them, regardless of decoding ability, for the higher expectations of the UK curriculum.
- Supports a more in-depth, consistent approach to teaching comprehension.
- Centres around rich and meaningful discussion. Helps children to develop their vocabulary.
- Inclusive for all children: removes barriers to comprehension caused by poor word reading.
- Sparks the interest of today’s children by combining rich print books, audio eBooks and beautifully designed workbooks.
- Saves planning time by giving you everything you need at your fingertips to teach comprehension strategies and assess progress.
- Provides the tools you need to gather concrete written evidence for formative assessment.