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30/07/19

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Have you found out you are attending this September? supply their uniform, have a look at prices and images online! Uniform can be bought in store or online... https://t.co/hhv79u4zX4

23/07/19

✨What a year it's been!🌟 💫Thank you to all of our brilliant parents/carers, friends, pupils and staff💫 ☀️ Enjoy the well deserved break!☀️ Thank you to Mrs Rowland for the amazing Year Six leavers cake too! 🍰 https://t.co/0c7Dpa8aOm

18/07/19

The nursery children are busy getting ready for their graduation assembly. We are looking forward to showing the parents and carers on Tuesday 23rd July at 11am! https://t.co/Gb0IgBLUwI

17/07/19

Night 1️⃣ of ‘Robin And The Sherwood Hoodies’, written and created by and complete ✅ https://t.co/UiqeciUN0L

16/07/19

Year 6 have performed both of their dress rehearsals of ‘Robin And The Sherwood Hoodies’, written and created by and , to the rest of the academy and are eagerly waiting for the two evenings of performances to their families. https://t.co/rOBaL6Fadx

16/07/19

Here are some more of their fantastic poems! https://t.co/OmGw757WxN

16/07/19

Last week, 6B learnt about blackout poetry and spent time creating their own. They thought carefully about the chosen words and how to create an appropriate blackout image to match the theme of the poem. https://t.co/g36ROavCA7

11/07/19

The nursery children have been looking after their growing area. They have been watering the plants regularly to help them flourish. We have also eaten the strawberries from our strawberry plants! https://t.co/wtJqy8D8vr

09/07/19

Year 5 and Year 6 enjoyed some Punjabi, Hindi and Bengali taster sessions today delivered by university. https://t.co/Iv2jwC8PZU

09/07/19

🇫🇷 In French, Year 6 have researched French speaking countries has part of International Week.🌍🌎 They have also tasted some traditional food. Can you guess some of the countries from the picture? https://t.co/BlQ0GedJmk

06/07/19

🎾WOW, it really is good to see so many children enjoying their weekend playing tennis and taking part in Finals Day🎾 Thank you for sharing Mrs Rowland! https://t.co/rpWnIIlOBr

05/07/19

Year One have been visiting the giraffes, butterflies, lions and fish at . They’ve even helped the zoo keepers look after the lions! 🦒 🦋 🦁 🐠 https://t.co/0yAQT0aS9d

05/07/19

Year One are very excited to see the tigers at now 🐅 https://t.co/PKqL8S6FIP

05/07/19

Year 1 have arrived safely at and are very excited to visit the gorillas next 🦍 https://t.co/dbz2PFyEya

03/07/19

Enid Blyton class are learning about Italy this week. Look how fantastic our costumes are! https://t.co/IsPgDBluO3

01/07/19

Well done to Wandle for collecting an amazing 5️⃣7️⃣2️⃣ house points last week. 🔵The House Cup will sport the blue ribbons until the next house point count! https://t.co/z01qBHR3Cr

01/07/19

The Springboks have arrived in Year 1! 🇿🇦#southafrica https://t.co/dIn1qa3PFe

01/07/19

Mandela class enjoying South Africa dress up day! https://t.co/o7cGByh3zs

26/06/19

The Nursery children are enjoying their learning in the ‘Dinosaur Museum’ role-play in nursery! https://t.co/Exwu3Wjwf0

25/06/19

The have sent Joe a thank you email for his hair donation last week. ‘Thank you very much for your wonderful hair donation. We can confirm that it has safely arrived!’ https://t.co/1fDQH24vIM

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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!