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22/01/20

In French, Year 2 have been learning about fruits and vegetables. Today they played SNAP naming the correct item when they matched it. https://t.co/T21xCukzH1

21/01/20

During Love of Reading, Grey-Thompson class picked their class book. They looked at a range of suitable books, chose their favourite as a group then voted on the 4 nominated. They chose ‘Who let the Gods out’ by Maz Evans. 6GT are also reading ‘Boy in the Tower’ by Polly Yo-Hen. https://t.co/vjXi0dFUv8

21/01/20

🤳TikTok (formerly known as https://t.co/XoDVRSaxQI), is an app for users 13 and older and no child in the academy should be using this. Have a look ’s resource and guidance. 📱 https://t.co/fNU7Vobbxt

09/01/20

This half term the nursery children will be learning about the topic, ‘ourselves’. They will be drawing self-portraits, finding out about our senses and exploring different sizes in the shoe shop. https://t.co/CP6soEXvEa

08/01/20

Year 1 have been making numbers 11 to 20. They challenged themselves to find one more and one less than each number! https://t.co/G9QIdqkpDH

08/01/20

In French, Year 6 have been using bi-lingual dictionaries to find the meaning of new words for their topic of food. https://t.co/eYahyQbWDy

06/01/20

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04/01/20

💫Happy New Year!💫 We hope you have all had an enjoyable break and we are looking forward to seeing you all back in the academy on Monday 6th at the normal time.✏️ https://t.co/0tjKXKG3qe

20/12/19

🌟Today's the last day of term!🌟 🕝 will be closing at 2:30pm today🕝 Thank you to our amazing children, staff & parents/carers for their efforts this term! We wish you all a lovely break & a Happy New Year. We look forward to seeing the children back on Mon 6th Jan. https://t.co/gv9LAhs48Q

20/12/19

🎨Year 6’s art learning this half term has been inspired by the Scottish artist David Mach. 🖌Have a look at our collages and evaluations.🖍 https://t.co/9fGPmghcLL

16/12/19

Year Two really enjoyed their outdoor art lesson today. They used natural objects to mimic the environmental artist Andy Godsworthy. Great work! https://t.co/QnzTb75d7K

15/12/19

A busy final week at this week before we break up for the Christmas Holidays on Friday 20th. https://t.co/MIDK3hEhTb

13/12/19

🤩Key Stage 2 thoroughly enjoyed Year 1 and Year 2's dress rehearsal of their Christmas performance this morning🎭 🌟Key Stage One parents, you really are in for a treat and look forward to seeing many of you on Monday and Wednesday.🎄 https://t.co/BgfrMGz2kB

12/12/19

🎅We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow for Christmas Jumper Day and Christmas dinner.🎄

12/12/19

‼️ A reminder that is closed today (Thursday 12th December) to all children, as the academy is being used as a polling station. 🎅We look forward to seeing everyone back in the academy tomorrow for Christmas Jumper Day and Christmas dinner.🎄 https://t.co/XKKgSpg1rB

11/12/19

🤳TikTok (formerly known as https://t.co/XoDVRSaxQI), is an app for users 13 and older and no child in the academy should be using this app. Have a look ’s resource and guidance. 📱 https://t.co/MlThGHPwe3

10/12/19

💻Owning mobile phones and smart devices can be fun, but it’s important to use it safely & responsibly. Follow ’s tips, to make sure you set up these devices securely, keep personal information private & enjoy using in the healthiest way.📱 https://t.co/NFygiayvmm

06/12/19

📱Please find below 's fantastic website that provides important parents information for children's online safety. This resource focuses on the use of WhatsApp. 📱 https://t.co/UqK8seW8Un https://t.co/d6tLBo7YLw

06/12/19

🎭KS2 had a great time watching ’s performance of Aladdin. Even Miss Morrison and Mrs Rowlans got involved 🌟 https://t.co/s7JM9Vx3I6

05/12/19

Year 6 have been creating textured patterns using paint to use for a background in a collage tomorrow. https://t.co/lSzLahfSuo

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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!