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01/06/20

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Daily lessons will be available at 9.30 am. All lessons are available for 24 hours and will be in separate categories on the YouTube channel. https://t.co/xZHLYegQyV For a new schedule or guidance on Red Words and Read and Hold a Sentence, head to our website https://t.co/KeHLcJnTmc

01/06/20

We were so pleased to see some of our EYFS, Y1 and Y6 children back at the academy today. We have missed you all lots and can’t wait to see you all again tomorrow 👋🏼 We are glad our parents feel reassured that safety and happiness are our priority! https://t.co/1x42VGjkRc

01/06/20

🌟We are so glad that Kaleb had a great day back and very pleased that you feel reassured that the safety and happiness of our children and families is absolutely our priority. See you tomorrow 👋🏼

27/05/20

PLEASE NOTE – this event is subject to change, due to the nature of launch schedules changing and the safety of the crew.

27/05/20

The launch will take place from Kennedy Space Center's Complex 39A. This is the famous Florida pad from where the Apollo 11 moonwalkers and the very first shuttle, Columbia, also began their missions.

27/05/20

SpaceX has completed many missions transporting cargo to the sky-high laboratory. But on this occasion the firm will be transporting people, marking a shift towards the commercialisation of human spaceflight.

27/05/20

👨🏻‍🚀👨🏻‍🚀The mission will see NASA astronauts Doug Hurley & Bob Behnken take part in the first crewed launch from American soil in nine years as they blast off towards the International Space Station.🚀

27/05/20

Expert commentary from Anu Ojha, Director of the National Space Academy, will be hosted from 21:15 - 21:45.

27/05/20

It’s launch day 🚀👩‍🚀👩‍🚀 Watch live with the National Space Centre. Join tonight at 21:15 for commentary and answers to questions during the LIVE launch of the Crewed Dragon capsule on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. https://t.co/ecgNGB3lEh

27/05/20

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UPDATE: All Sets are now looping. Set 1 Speed Sounds lesson will NOT match Set 1 Word Time Reading and Set 1 Spelling - these will be for extra practice only. All Sets will restart after half term (1st June). https://t.co/xZHLYegQyV

27/05/20

🧙‍♂️Do you love Harry Potter? ✏️Want more from J.K.Rowling? 📚Want a whole, new book for free? The Ickabog Read or have read to you a chapter a day from now till July. We’d love to hear your chapter reviews. Post them here or email them in. https://t.co/W8rCNi3whL

27/05/20

🐸LESSONS UPDATE 📆From 1st June: 🕤Lessons available at 9.30 am. •Set 1, 2 & 3 Speed Sounds lessons will restart. •Set 2 & 3 Speed Sounds lessons will include new words for reading & spelling. •New daily films. For more info, head to https://t.co/olbRvDFpNX

24/05/20

✨Eid Mubarak to all our and families celebrating! ☪️ https://t.co/yODAyBnYky

22/05/20

The staff would like to wish all the parents and children a very happy half term. Enjoy the break! https://t.co/HiAkY1OEc3

22/05/20

Thank you for being our host 🌟

22/05/20

Listen to Karl’s rap about Online safety. Well done Karl 🌟 https://t.co/68mWPeXv0n

22/05/20

Great work Karl 🌟 Well done!

22/05/20

We recommend sharing this book with all your children. https://t.co/JHgAnpATSf Thank you for the recommendation and 🌟 https://t.co/8CI9tBI4CW

20/05/20

Some superb French learning from Callum in Year 1. Callum described some pets using colours. Bravo! https://t.co/BeABiMO3uC

20/05/20

Some lovely learning from Y5 at home. Joseph has written his own postcard from his "holiday". Bravo! https://t.co/cSsFZ5IjB6

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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!