P5 learned about the different viewpoints of migration from Mark Blackett.
This week many of the classes are finishing off Unit 2. We celebrated the P6’s circuits, P5’s musical skills and Swahili sentences, and the P4’s science experiments. What a fantastic way to end a week!
Why Read at home?
“Parents make the greatest difference to achievement through supporting their child’s learning in the home rather than supporting activities in school.”
(National Literacy Trust)
Regular reading at home leads to a child improving as a reader faster. However, we appreciate the challenge of juggling family life with home learning! We hope the following information and ideas will make it easier.
When to read?
Family life can be frantic and the list of jobs to be done can seem never ending! Often reading with your child is one job that gets pushed aside. But reading can be done anytime, anywhere. Below are some ways you can squeeze in some reading time:
Siblings reading to each other – can they read a younger sibling’s bedtime story?
Your child can read to anyone – aunt, uncle, friend, neighbour, another pupil etc.
You can read the road signs to each other, posters or adverts displayed on shop windows.
Use sub-titles on the TV and turn the sound off (although you may not be very popular!)
Your child can read the shopping list to you as you shop.
Your child can read the school letters to you that are sent home.
Can they read the note you’ve left them on the fridge?
How do I help my child to read?
Read with them little and often.
Model a good reader – read newspapers, bedtime stories, visit the school library, ENJOY READING!
Prompt children on a range of skills they can use to understand the text: looking for any picture clues, sounding out any unknown words, reading around the sentence to try and find the meaning of a word, predicting what they think will happen.
Allow them to read books or comics they are interested in.
Play some reading games with the children.