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08/12/18

Retweetd From GetSafeOnline.org

Make sure the kids in your life are safe this Christmas. Talk to them about what they’re doing online & guide them in the right direction, and choose a good parental control app https://t.co/Euc3rgCJYy https://t.co/c0tnEFvt1A

06/12/18

‼️Mufti day tomorrow‼️ 👕👖👗Come dressed in your favourite colour🔺🔸▫️▪️🔹 £1 donations very welcome.

29/11/18

‼️Disco information‼️ Children attending will be given a wristband to take home - child to wear on arrival. Any child coming from Wrap Around will have their wristband put on. Coats will need to be taken home as unfortunately we do not have the storage space in the hall. https://t.co/zdoXYHEkv3

29/11/18

🕺🏾💃🏼So tomorrow is D day.........DISCO! 🕺🏼💃🏽 Early years and KS1 5pm - 6pm KS2 6:45pm - 7:45pm 🎄Looking forward to a fun filled evening!🎤

27/11/18

Retweetd From Kenley Police

officers are patrolling outside Harris Primary Academy on Little Roke Road today! Unfortunately some parents aren’t sticking to School rules about dangerous parking outside the premises! Look out parents we are watching! https://t.co/1yclpqMrYp

25/11/18

Upcoming PTA Christmas events: 🌟30th November🎶 •Christmas Disco (tickets still available) 🎄7th December👖 •Mufti day •Second hand uniform sale 🎅🏼19th December🎄 •Father Christmas visits HPAK •Christmas tree decoration sale Thanks to our PTA team for their hardwork!

22/11/18

Our school took part in Croydon’s competition so that our pupils know how to be Safe, Be Seen and Be Bright! / https://t.co/VJ2cY2vOVT

22/11/18

This week the Nursery enjoyed baking biscuits. They poured, mixed, sieved and rolled the ingredients to make delicious hedgehog biscuits. https://t.co/vnPlTh7Vyj

19/11/18

Hedgehog Nursery are enjoying finding out about Autumn. We went on an Autumn Hunt and found different coloured leaves, some conkers and some pine cones. https://t.co/VmNnEWfZt9

19/11/18

Year 1 have enjoyed taking part in an E-Safety workshop, teaching us all about how we can keep safe online! -safety https://t.co/ecfo4a0uhx

15/11/18

Please be aware that there's been an accident on Godstone Rd this morning & it is currently closed from Whyteleafe to Purley. Text sent to also inform.

14/11/18

Year Six are approximately 30 minutes away from school 🚌

14/11/18

Year Six are leaving PGL now. Parents will be informed by text when we are approximately an hour away. https://t.co/JkQZvipbX0

14/11/18

Up and ready for the last morning of activities. https://t.co/cWjsmxnNN2

13/11/18

Some more from today...even the adults like to get involved! https://t.co/BT5FAfMrxp

13/11/18

Some more photos from the activities today. https://t.co/8HCCvJLlD1

13/11/18

Even Mrs Piper and Miss Buck got a go on ‘The Trees’ buggy! https://t.co/ngXWQXmTzQ

13/11/18

Have a Coop Membership card? You can now back 's PTA by selecting them as your chosen project. You can back our PTA through Local Community Fund https://t.co/Yx621db2JY 

13/11/18

Aeroball, abseiling and buggy building! https://t.co/gv3n8KK7qz

13/11/18

Breakfast time 🍽🥣 https://t.co/xGLmWtut2s

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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!