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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

22/06/19

Well done again to Abbey for collecting an amazing 5️⃣1️⃣8️⃣ house points this week. 💛The House Cup will continue to sport the yellow ribbons until the next house point count! https://t.co/16cE89DJmC

20/06/19

We have transformed the role-play into a ‘Dinosaur Museum’ where the children will be looking through magnifying glasses at fossils and dinosaur artefacts. They will also have a variety of dinosaur themed fun learning to participate in! https://t.co/Qrlg9Vz1FY

18/06/19

is our amazing French teacher 🇫🇷👩🏻‍🏫

18/06/19

💇🏻‍♂️Last night, Joe (6B) donated his hair to the . 👑The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs to children & young people with hair loss & funds vital research into childhood cancer. 🌟Well done Joe, what an amazing thing to do for such a worthwhile cause. https://t.co/KaDlbCiwaD

18/06/19

🇫🇷 In French, Year 6 wrote a recount of their fashion show.🇫🇷 https://t.co/zbmLJ2wpKh

18/06/19

🇫🇷 In French, Year 4 have created their own trioramas describing animals and their habitats 🇫🇷 https://t.co/Tjl2YvdnsC

15/06/19

It’s TODAY!! ☀️The sun is shining and we are looking forward to seeing many of you at ’s Summer Family Fun Day today! https://t.co/Gf0r9FdvQY

14/06/19

Well done to Abbey for collecting a brilliant 3️⃣9️⃣9️⃣ house points this week. 💛The House Cup will be sporting the yellow ribbons until the next house point count! https://t.co/Px5Jpuo5op

13/06/19

2️⃣ more days to go! See you on Saturday! https://t.co/QdqFbZdR6G

11/06/19

🎪Summer Family Fun Day🍦 📆Saturday 15th June. 📍 Don’t forget to return raffle tickets and money. Bottle donations, second hand school uniform and fancy dress costumes are still being welcomed. ☀️See you on Saturday☀️

06/06/19

Year 5 have put their scientific knowledge and skills into practice by carrying out a detailed observation of the male and female parts of a flower as part of their learning about living things and life cycles! https://t.co/4gWFQisEdK

06/06/19

Nursery have started the pirate topic, we will be making treasure maps, dressing up, counting our pirate treasure and going on a treasure hunt! https://t.co/Rbt25cNhQA

05/06/19

Year 2 home learning display, exhibiting all their amazing pieces of research for our ‘Seaside’ topic! https://t.co/5wGs3ucT4O

05/06/19

In Art, Mandela class enjoyed creating animals using a range of different resources! https://t.co/gIgkP1JM3x

05/06/19

We are really pleased with the transformation that has taken place in the nursery outdoor learning environment! https://t.co/kHcx86jy2Q

05/06/19

Apologies, this twitter account is not monitored constantly. Unfortunately, yesterday (along with other Academies) we experienced some difficulties with our phone lines & were unable to make or receive calls. Should occur again, please email info.org.uk.

04/06/19

🏏Years 5️⃣ and 6️⃣ have PE today (Tues) as normal🎾 ⚽️Years 3️⃣ and 4️⃣ will have PE tomorrow (Wed) as normal🏑

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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!