Helping your child at home

We recommend children read for at least 20 minutes every day in Year 3 and 4 and 30 minutes in Year and 6 and it is recorded daily in the Home School book. They must be able to decode most new words outside of their spoken vocabulary and efforts should be made to introduce children to new words to increase their vocabulary. Although a lot of children are confident reading independently, we would recommend parents ask questions about what they have read to check their comprehension. To support this, we recently provided each child with a book mark providing examples of different questions which can be asked to assess their understanding and support the development of reading skills. A copy of the book mark can be found below. Each year groups homework classroom will highlight each week the reading skills focus for the week. 


Advice on how to support your child to learn spelling

When you come across a new word ALWAYS use the 

LOOK - THINK - COVER - WRITE - CHECK method to memorise it.

More Hot Tips

* Whenever you have to copy a new word from the whiteboard, from a book, or from the dictionary always try to write the whole word in one go.

Don't keep looking back after every few letters.

* Try finger-writing: while you're THINKing about the word, pretend to write it with your finger, on your desk or on your hand.