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03/08/20

Retweetd From Sian Owen

This Friday I’ll be holding another garden dance party. Learning some new routines & having fun I hope lots more children will be able to come & get creative @ keep active! Hoping to have classes for all year groups & all academies! https://t.co/nRhv1QvbW1

03/08/20

What a lovely event one of our parents is running for our community and how lovely for the children to be able to see their friends in a safe way during this time. We hope they continue to be a success. https://t.co/QLIiawSHzl

03/08/20

What a lovely thing to do for our community and how lovely for the children to be able to see their friends in a safe way during this time. We hope they continue to be a success.

23/07/20

🌟Well to done to all those who took part🌟 🏅A special mention to Rayyan, the most valuable player in 3 Pankhurst; Millie, the most valuable girl and Karl, the most valuable player in 3 Yousafzai and most valuable boy.🏆

23/07/20

Last week Y3 battled it out on and what a battle it was. 🏆Winning by only 243 points was Yousafzai class. 🏅Our Y3 boys did extremely well, achieving over 2000 more points than the Y3 girls. https://t.co/azAFbe1ZQA

21/07/20

Today we said goodbye to our wonderful Year 6. We are all so proud of all your achievements this year and wish you all the best of luck in Year 7. https://t.co/ndPI9ppPx6

18/07/20

’s Friday discos have been a real hit for her bubble since our return in June. Some of the staff have even joined in from the corridor!💃🏼🕺🏾🎵

14/07/20

Mr Hunter’s bubble enjoyed making boats with tinfoil today in science 🧪🚤 the challenge was to make sure it could float! 🛥 https://t.co/UDDWtQj8sy

13/07/20

Miss Budd's bubble had a great time playing outside today... they even played with bubbles!🔵 https://t.co/ZWQSITyNBg

13/07/20

We would like to thank for our wonderful medals sent to us for participating in Virtual Games 2020. https://t.co/5dVTY8JaRZ

10/07/20

A great resource to use at home 🌟 https://t.co/FNt8UYhCJE

09/07/20

Retweetd From RiddlesdownC

Thank you to our new Year 7 students and parents who joined our live webinars this evening. We hope you found them useful. Recordings will be posted to the Year 7 Transition Site soon. We shall send further details about September next week.

07/07/20

Retweetd From Croydon SSP

📢Our 'Virtual Award' goes to: For the virtual engagement with pupils throughout the lockdown & outstanding participation with the LYG virtual challenges. Well done! 👏👏👏 https://t.co/qScOySIGUr

06/07/20

Proud to appear in ’s newsletter because of our virtual delivery of during the period of COVID-19. We have loved taking part and can’t wait to see how we can join in in the future. https://t.co/Z58cAb7NHc https://t.co/9cnmpsMy4k

06/07/20

Year 1 have been scientists this afternoon! They made predictions and carried out an experiment to see which objects would float or sink! 💧 https://t.co/IgtSJmw157

05/07/20

🎈Happy Birthday 💙Thank you! Proud to say that our Y6 history curriculum teaches the children about the introduction of the NHS and its impact as part of their ‘How WW2 Change Britain’ unit. https://t.co/c96lgft2wk

05/07/20

Thank you so much ☺️

05/07/20

we have really enjoyed participating. Thank you for the opportunity.

05/07/20

Amazing. Thank you ☺️

05/07/20

We have tried to email the email address above however it keeps bouncing back as undeliverable.

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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!

With each week, term and year being so significant in a young child’s life, consistency is particularly important in their Primary education.