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15/12/19

A busy final week at this week before we break up for the Christmas Holidays on Friday 20th. https://t.co/MIDK3hEhTb

13/12/19

🤩Key Stage 2 thoroughly enjoyed Year 1 and Year 2's dress rehearsal of their Christmas performance this morning🎭 🌟Key Stage One parents, you really are in for a treat and look forward to seeing many of you on Monday and Wednesday.🎄 https://t.co/BgfrMGz2kB

12/12/19

🎅We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow for Christmas Jumper Day and Christmas dinner.🎄

12/12/19

‼️ A reminder that is closed today (Thursday 12th December) to all children, as the academy is being used as a polling station. 🎅We look forward to seeing everyone back in the academy tomorrow for Christmas Jumper Day and Christmas dinner.🎄 https://t.co/XKKgSpg1rB

11/12/19

🤳TikTok (formerly known as https://t.co/XoDVRSaxQI), is an app for users 13 and older and no child in the academy should be using this app. Have a look ’s resource and guidance. 📱 https://t.co/MlThGHPwe3

10/12/19

💻Owning mobile phones and smart devices can be fun, but it’s important to use it safely & responsibly. Follow ’s tips, to make sure you set up these devices securely, keep personal information private & enjoy using in the healthiest way.📱 https://t.co/NFygiayvmm

06/12/19

📱Please find below 's fantastic website that provides important parents information for children's online safety. This resource focuses on the use of WhatsApp. 📱 https://t.co/UqK8seW8Un https://t.co/d6tLBo7YLw

06/12/19

🎭KS2 had a great time watching ’s performance of Aladdin. Even Miss Morrison and Mrs Rowlans got involved 🌟 https://t.co/s7JM9Vx3I6

05/12/19

Year 6 have been creating textured patterns using paint to use for a background in a collage tomorrow. https://t.co/lSzLahfSuo

04/12/19

Year Six have had a busy day making bread as part of their learning for DT. https://t.co/GUw9uTcvHE

03/12/19

Last week in French, Year 4 created their own verse of our weather song. https://t.co/dlpqeJl841

02/12/19

Year 1 were very surprised to see this visitor in the classroom today! They're looking forward to showing Tinsel the elf their best learning and seeing where he will be hiding tomorrow! https://t.co/qc111Vi3pC

02/12/19

Year 1 have made some delicious porridge and have written instructions on how to make it! https://t.co/wdmhUGdJ2t

28/11/19

In Science, year 5 were investigating eclipses. After research, we modelled how solar and lunar eclipses occur and why, despite the moon orbiting the Earth every 27.32 days, eclipses do not happen more frequently - it's all to do with the tilt of the Moon's orbit. https://t.co/TSF9J0ZjUU

27/11/19

In French, Year 3 have been learning about pets. They can match words with pictures as well as identifying feminine and masculine words https://t.co/fu3VRqqmbE

25/11/19

📍Christmas disco 🗓️29th November 2019 ⏰EYFS & KS1 5:15pm KS2 7pm Come along & start the Christmas season with a party. Music, dancing, games, drink, snack & goody bag. Book your place on parent pay. Bookings will close on Thursday afternoon.

21/11/19

Year 1 have been making great progress making their chairs for DT! https://t.co/NehdDssTCA

21/11/19

In French, Blyton and Donaldson classes have been introducing themselves and creating their badges. They have also practised writing their names and their cutting skills. https://t.co/aGLHTqiXAI

20/11/19

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When you read to your child, use their name in place of one of the character's names. It helps them stay interested in the story and makes them feel important and valued. https://t.co/SSOLlwHKMW https://t.co/5T8sAI8mN0

20/11/19

In French, Year 5 have created conversations about where they live. Have a listen 👂 https://t.co/bZDtmXNWss

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Home Learning

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!

  • Remember: a good 10 minutes is much better than a difficult half hour!
  • Plan a quality, quiet time to read together.

Strategies and Reading Behaviours

In school children are taught a range of strategies they can use to help them work out unknown words. For example:

  • Phonics - If they can sound the word out using the phonics they know then encourage this as the first strategy
  • Using the picture as a clue (this is not cheating!)
  • Using picture clues along with the initial letter in the word
  • Predicting what the word could be from the context it is in.

As children’s reading skills develop they adopt a range of good reading behaviours. These include:

  • Reading from left to right and matching each spoken word to a written one
  • Recognising errors
  • Re-reading to correct and re-reading to check
  • Making meaningful but not always accurate guesses
  • Reading with expression

As children progress further they:

  • Use punctuation
  • Follow print with their eyes
  • Search for information in the print
  • Read more fluently
  • Use letter clusters to attempt new words

Reading with your child

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.

Important points to remember
 

  • Allow your child to read to the end of a sentence without interrupting.
  • Share the title rather than asking them to read it if the words are unfamiliar.
  • Remind your child to point to each word individually rather than continuously run their finger underneath if they are still learning to match one to one.
  • Alternate saying well done or that was good by telling your child what was good.
  • Remember not to expect your child to work out a word that is not in their vocabulary.
  • Alternate the strategies you suggest rather than giving the same strategy prompt e.g. sound it out.

Remember, we all learn more when we enjoy what we are learning!