How can parents help?

How can parents help?

  • Read daily with your child (see below).
  • Sign the reading diary.
  • Help your child to practise their spellings.
  • Help your child achieve their Numeracy target.
  • Be aware of the current topics and talk about them with your child.
  • Let us know of any changes in your child’s daily routine.
  • Label all your child’s belongings.
  • Volunteer to help in class or on school trips!
  • Tape or remove jewelry on PE / swimming days please and have long hair tied up.

Why is reading so important?

Reading is a vital means of communication in school, in public life and internationally. During Key Stage One, children’s interest and pleasure in reading is developed as they learn to read confidently and independently. You can help your child become confident, independent readers by reading with them regularly at home. Reading together should be a pleasurable experience for you and your child. Some children only associate reading with ‘getting through’ the reading scheme and it is important that they listen to or share ‘real’ books with you, including those that they cannot read independently.

Will the teacher hear my child read?

In school, your child’s class teacher will hear your child read during guided reading once a week, though they will frequently read a shared text or their own work aloud to the teacher. The Teacher will hear your child read during guided reading time, when children read and discuss books in a group. Following each guided reading session, your child’s teacher will also write a comment in this book. You will then be aware which areas of Literacy the children are focusing on each week and any specific targets for your child. If you are unsure what the comments mean, please use the personal organiser to communicate. For your benefit a common list of literacy terms is included in the glossary. These are words your child may have heard in school, or your child’s teacher uses in their written comments. They come from the National Literacy strategy and are used in Years One and Two.

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