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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

05/07/18

Year 2 enjoying a sunny day in Eastbourne! https://t.co/KiS6qNLZhc

02/07/18

Well done and thank you to our amazing PTA for organising and putting on a brilliant summer fair on Saturday. Have a look at their Facebook page to see some photos from the day. https://t.co/6CCHjywOiE https://t.co/MLvbL6pbPb

01/07/18

Thank you for coming!

01/07/18

Retweetd From Kenley Police

We found the cookie monster today who else found him? https://t.co/Qib2EZWtBm

01/07/18

Thank you for coming.

01/07/18

Retweetd From Purley and Woodcote Police

SNT had a hot day assisting at Harris Primary Kenley school fair this morning and then the Purley Food Festival this afternoon - good to see everyone enjoying themselves! https://t.co/bNII4V64l7

30/06/18

👀 Have a look at some of the amazing prizes to be won and items to be bought throughout the day!💫 https://t.co/5z7H4PbNbu

30/06/18

🎉TODAY IS OUR SUMMER FAIR🎉 📍 🕛12-3pm ☀️The sun is out & our PTA have been working hard. Thank you for all contributions☀️ 💫There are many stalls to see, games to take part in & prizes to win💫 😄We look forward to seeing you!😄 🍔🌭🥂🍹⚽️🥅🦄🎟🎤⌚️🎈🎶

27/06/18

❗️Our grand prize raffle is ready & waiting for the lucky winners to be drawn on Saturday❗️ 💫Fantastic prizes have been added! 💷Ticket stubs & money must be brought back to the academy by Friday morning. 🗳Extra tickets available from the office. ✨Good luck everyone! https://t.co/LJRaTN0rwQ

26/06/18

Class 1F enjoyed finding out about all the different features within their local area today. https://t.co/uqliw0vuLh

24/06/18

👀Have a look at what is up for grabs at our Summer Fair on Saturday... https://t.co/oCbR9nIU5v

24/06/18

Just 6️⃣ days until the Summer Fair!!

19/06/18

The Hedgehog Nursery class have been looking after the growing area. We have been watering the flowers, peas and strawberry plants. We have also enjoyed picking and eating the strawberries, they were ! https://t.co/xlXhIIqf94

18/06/18

1️⃣6️⃣ Days to go until the Summer Fair ‼️Don’t forgt to bring back your grand raffle ticket stubbs & money to be in with a chance of winning the fantastic prizes 🥇Nintendo Switch & game 🥈Fitbit Alta 🥉£50 Richer Sounds voucher https://t.co/PkOCIojxc2

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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!