Last year, you may remember we introduced a new reading scheme to the children at Clarendon Infant School. It is called Pearson Bug Club. The scheme has a comprehensive collection of high quality reading books for the children to use in school. Pearson bug club also has an online element which you can access at home. You may have used this reading resource during online learning and are aware that it has lots of books which you can read at home.
In your child’s reading record, there is a login in and password so your child can access this resource at home. Each child has been issued a new password. The website is: www.activelearnprimary.co.uk - there is a digital link below you may use. If you have any issues with your child’s login and/or password, please speak to your child’s teacher – thank you!
The school code to access the website is: 7cqr
We hope you enjoy using this fantastic reading resource at home!
General phonics and spelling information
During year 2, we focus a great deal of our learning on being able to use of phonics sounds to help us spell. We also learn many spelling rules, alternative sounds and common exception words. One of the best ways of becoming secure in these sounds and the common exception words is using flash cards daily.
Please refer to the information booklet below if you would like some ideas for phonics activities. There is also a useful glossary of phonics terms.
We have also included all of the sounds mats for your use.
This is an information booklet linked to the KS1 Reading Skill Vipers. These are the types of questions which your child will be asked during their reading. We have provided it here for you to use at home as well. If you have any questions or queries about this, please see the video on the Learning Resource Center or email your class teacher - thank you!
Phonics and Reading websites
There are lots of useful websites with phonics information and games. Here are a range of different ones you could use at home:
The Letters and Sounds website has lots of information, resources and games linked to each of the phonics phases.
Pearson Bug Club will allow you to access books that are set to your child's reading level. We will review this as often as possible and try to ensure that new books are allocated.
Oxford Owl has a whole selection of free ebooks, some with linked activities. These are banded according to age group.
We like Mr Thorne does Phonics. This is a link to his youtube channel so be aware there may be adverts/videos may autoplay.
Phonics Play has a selection of free and fun resources you can use at home with your child. It also gives you the option to create your own account on the website however this will need to be paid for.