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20/10/18

Wishing all our children and their families a lovely half term 🌟 We look forward to seeing you back in the academy on Monday 29th October https://t.co/WojGcORJS9

10/10/18

Retweetd From Your Croydon

The deadline is fast approaching for applications to secondary schools in for a September 2019 entry. If you know your preferred choices, apply today. https://t.co/6ZhMG6dwvs https://t.co/MsnJFjzctY

06/10/18

Another fantastic performance by the choir yesterday. 🎵 🌟 We are extremely proud of our three stars, who represented us yesterday and were able to sing in front of 4000 staff! Well done! 🎶 https://t.co/KHApkvdYnY

06/10/18

And we love have Miss Morrison as part of our amazing team at !!

06/10/18

Please find many parents/carers guides to apps such as SnapChat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and https://t.co/uA3zQTPaWn by following the link below: https://t.co/cbI85ZQ8Lz

06/10/18

We are aware many of our children are playing Fortnite: Battle Royale. Fortnite has a PEGI rating of 12. Due to the frequent scenes of violence, this game is not suitable for persons under 12 years of age. Here is a parents/carers guide to the game: https://t.co/JqzNDa5ma7 https://t.co/kC6EBXWK2z

06/10/18

Retweetd From Education Week Jobs

Midday Meals Supervisor required at https://t.co/3fkdFuWJTZ

05/10/18

The academy is closed today for a staff INSET day! Have a lovely weekend and see you on Monday.

28/09/18

The Hedgehog Nursery Class are trying really hard to pedal our tricycles https://t.co/eRgVbTswJJ

28/09/18

Reception spent Tuesday investigating the crime scene of our Goldilocks and the Three Bears role play https://t.co/YPKrKJAtzj

26/09/18

☕️Macmillan Coffee Morning🍰 📆Friday 📍The Studio ☕️Come along & have a cuppa☕️ 🍰All cake donations for the Macmillan coffee morning & cake sale are gratefully received from tomorrow morning. Please drop them at the office or leave with wraparound staff. https://t.co/yDAIiGW1UG

18/09/18

This morning Reception created their own classroom rules. They all signed their ‘Class Charter’ with their painted fingerprint https://t.co/cMeMl13Y7j

18/09/18

We would like to welcome the new children starting at Hedgehog Nursery Class! https://t.co/lqgvuK6TFM

17/09/18

🏊🏼‍♀️🏊🏾‍♂️Year Six will be swimming again this morning - please remember your swimming kits!🏊🏾‍♀️🏊🏻‍♂️

31/08/18

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Are you looking for a role in ? We are looking for a Breakfast and After School Club Assistant . Find out more and apply now: https://t.co/a9dlTcad8j https://t.co/IO9Ou8k55P

16/07/18

Hedgehog Nursery participated in a super Early Years Sports Day. The weather was perfect, the children raced brilliantly and they all received a medal. Also, we would like to say a big thank you to the PTA who supplied an ice lolly for all the children https://t.co/ArTU1rOBQh

05/07/18

Early years and Year 1 enjoyed the visit from Mill Farm. They were able to stroke the donkeys, pigs, goats, sheep, guinea-pigs, rabbits, ducks, chicks and hens https://t.co/oDYBk5O6tE

05/07/18

The Hedgehog Nursery Class are enjoying learning about dinosaurs. We have painted pictures, read stories, sorted them into size order and learnt a dinosaur song! https://t.co/Ml4w3flBW2

05/07/18

Bumblebees have enjoyed retelling the story ‘The Bad-Tempered Ladybird’. They all agreed that she was being very unkind! https://t.co/eKtiDgnFaT

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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!