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Supporting at home

Bug Club

Bug club is an online reading programme we are using in the upper school to promote the development of reading skills. We are able to offer the opportunity for pupils in key stages 3, 4 and FE to log on to their homepage from a home computer and access their carefully selected online e-books.

The e-books are attractively designed, include fiction and non-fiction titles and develop both knowledge of letter sounds and key words. Our pupils love them!

If you are interested in your child using Bug club at home please contact their class teacher for log on details. There is a link to the Bug club website on the ‘Quick Links’ section of this website.


Maths at home

By doing some simple activities at home each day you can help improve your child's maths skills. Click here for some ideas.

Oxford Owl

Oxford Owl is a free website which helps support the development of reading. It is linked to the Oxford Reading Tree Scheme we follow in our Primary classes. Click here for information on accessing the website where there are many free e-books which your child may enjoy at home. There are also activities to follow with each book.

There is a direct link to the website on the Quick Links section of this website. Please contact your child's teacher to find out which level would be suitable for your child.

(please note - these e-books require Flash and therefore do not work on the iPad)

Useful Apps

Educational and learning related apps are being produced all the time and we regularly review these to identify those that may be of value to our students. The links below, which are updated regularly, contain details of apps we feel may be useful.

If you have any feedback on any of these apps we would be pleased to hear it.