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05/04/19

Where are the Wild Things? …They are in Year One!! Year One are having a brilliant WOW Day celebrating the end of their topic learning. https://t.co/HyKmcHdcxo

29/03/19

Years 3 and 4 are enjoying the spring time sunshine during their PE lessons this afternoon. ☀️ https://t.co/uk4cntGVnR

23/03/19

Along with all other schools in the country, have joined Operation Encompass. More information regarding can be viewed by viewing the images below or accessing the academy website (https://t.co/Ib03pJj25Y). https://t.co/FFOqhr7cl5

23/03/19

will once again be hosting Easter Holiday Club from Monday 8th April - Thursday 18th April from 9.00 until 3.30pm. For more information on booking & payment options please see the image below. https://t.co/hF5uojrMBA

20/03/19

In French, Year 1 have been learning to count to 10 and can recognise the spellings of the numbers. https://t.co/PcjaHeY9jc

15/03/19

Year 6 are battling it out this afternoon on ! The battle is on for the weekend https://t.co/Yl2xcjy7S4

15/03/19

Year 1 getting in the spirit! https://t.co/SnG5hITnXY

08/03/19

Retweetd From Andy Copps

Thank you so much for the wonderful hospitality with being watered and coffee'd and fed. Teachers, staff and children were amazing. A wonderful end to World Book Week. I hope to be back one day. Best wishes Andy https://t.co/vUkqyz6SgR

08/03/19

📖 What a wonderful end to our World Book Week. An amazing day filled with an assembly and storytelling workshops led by ! 📚 📖 We’re glad you love our library as much as we do! 📚 https://t.co/uEJOJuiTX3

08/03/19

Year 4 had a great day exploring at Hever Castle today! 🏰 https://t.co/JZeObjELxN

08/03/19

⚽️ Good luck to our football team, who are playing their second match of the week against Kenley Primary. ⚽️ https://t.co/hGrYNa9T5h

08/03/19

Year 1 enjoying World Book Day yesterday! https://t.co/BYA8PXUZpT

06/03/19

⚽️ Well done for a great win against Christchurch. ⚽️

06/03/19

It's VE Day, we're getting ready to party! Year 5 are celebrating VE Day before their return to this afternoon! https://t.co/TVhww6q87d

05/03/19

Year 5 have spent the morning learning about the war from the men who lived through it whilst on their residential trip to Lincolnsfelds. https://t.co/JS3YWXH1vF

05/03/19

Retweetd From Harris Primary Academy Kenley

Do you have a Co-op membership card? You can support ’s PTA by selecting them as you chosen Local Community Fund by clicking on the following link https://t.co/ILpEMLFhbO

05/03/19

📚 Author Ed Wicke will be book signing in the Studio between 3.15-4.00pm today (05/03/19), please come along. 🖊

05/03/19

Year 5 are preparing themselves for a day living off of rations! https://t.co/aWX4QRmPz6

04/03/19

Year 5 have successfully made their beds and are ready for an afternoon of 1939 style learning. https://t.co/81N3qDlAfk

04/03/19

Our Year 5 evacuees have arrived and the sun is shining, life in 1939 is good so far! https://t.co/BvpdYvOU7a

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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!