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18/10/19

1 Seacole enjoyed creating 3D maps of their local area! https://t.co/QX2k54EJa8

15/10/19

It is all down to our amazing French teacher, ! We are very lucky to have Madame Scott at

15/10/19

In French 🇫🇷, Year 6 have been writing their opinions on school subjects. https://t.co/foNeqLTNiT

11/10/19

Highly commended https://t.co/U7gUA9pHNx

11/10/19

Harris in harmony https://t.co/dd3dcQgbjC

11/10/19

Lord Harris takes the stage. https://t.co/QTVvuJYZWT

11/10/19

KS2 results, the national average is 65% at Kenley we achieved 78%!! https://t.co/3jOd5xVNxC

11/10/19

we are opening a free nursery in Peckeham! We change lives! Every child! Everyday! https://t.co/Hxd8twWShI

11/10/19

Here we go! The 12th annual conference for all Harris staff. https://t.co/iYxrd4BZa1

10/10/19

We can identify the number of objects in Julia Donaldson class! https://t.co/nk7inIxmlV

10/10/19

Polite reminder that is closed to all children tomorrow, Friday 11th October 2019 for Inset Day. We look forward to seeing everyone back in the academy on Monday 14th October at normal time.

10/10/19

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‼️A reminder that this Friday (11th October) is an INSET Day. The academy will be closed to all children. Visit our website to see all term dates: https://t.co/Q4frWhK5Rhhttps://t.co/frNsyUXE8x

08/10/19

‼️A reminder that this Friday (11th October) is an INSET Day. The academy will be closed to all children. Visit our website to see all term dates: https://t.co/Q4frWhK5Rhhttps://t.co/frNsyUXE8x

08/10/19

In French, Year 1 have been learning about different colours. Can you name them? https://t.co/Q1ZGHcXtYo

08/10/19

In Art, 1 Mandela class enjoyed creating their own shape portraits! https://t.co/WSXxnR6dqi

08/10/19

We are very proud of all the RE learning taking place in the academy. ☸️✝️🕉☪️✡️ https://t.co/bd0o2YEhTH

08/10/19

✏️Miss Budd is very impressed with Seacole class’ maths learning today. They have been learning to show number bonds to five. ➕ https://t.co/yJweEdrXZk

08/10/19

Year 6 Owens are enjoying sharing their mystery books with each other. https://t.co/mbFqz5TGcI

07/10/19

🎨Grey-Thomson class have been looking at the work of William de Morgan. They have used his work to inspire their own tile designs whilst thinking about creating matching colours using pastels. https://t.co/bJ029yzw3o

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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!