Harris Primary Academy Kenley Comes Out On Top!
Following the publication of the Local Authority KS2 League Tables, I am delighted to inform you that Harris Primary Academy Kenley came top of eve...
Taking an active interest in your child’s learning is one of the best ways you can help your child to do better in school and in life. Learning is not just about what happens in school. Children are learning all the time through what they see, hear and do.
A little reading goes a long way!
In school children are taught a range of strategies they can use to help them work out unknown words. For example:
As children’s reading skills develop they adopt a range of good reading behaviours. These include:
As children progress further they:
Book Introduction: Spend time introducing the book (see example questions to help)
Strategy Check: Ask your child “What can we do if we get stuck on a word?” Listing the strategies refreshes your child’s memory and gives them the confidence to tackle a new word.
Independent reading: During this time try to remind your child of strategies rather than giving unknown words.
Returning to text for questioning: (See question examples to help.) This is an important part of the reading session as it enables you to see if they have understood what they have read. More confident readers will also be able to return to the text to find out answers to questions.
Remember, we all learn more when we enjoy what we are learning!