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Your child’s first year at School is an exciting and fun-filled time. As a School we strive to create a love of learning in children and a sense of curiosity about the world around them.
We are committed to providing a safe, secure, happy and caring environment which ensures that all children have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.
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Useful website links from our teachers
A successful home and School partnership is vital to help your child progress and achieve throughout their School lives. With this in mind, please find below some links that will help reinforce what your child has been learning at School from home…
|Link||How it is helpful|
|Bug Club||Bug Club is the solution for your reading needs, whatever they might be. With flexible packages for Independent Reading, Guided Reading, and ongoing assessment, with a blended approach to suit all schools and all ages, Bug Club is shown to work.|
|Story Time||Give your child the skills they need to become confident and fluent readers with these ideas from learning experts|
|The Alphablocks guide to phonics||
Today, children are taught to read using phonics, which is all about the sounds that make up words. Children start by learning the letters and the sounds they make, and how to put them together to make and read simple words. Then they learn how letters combine to make new sounds (such as SH), and move on to longer words and new reading skills.
This guide is especially for parents to explain how phonics work and we've made these short videos to help you help your child learn to read.
|Learn at home - Inspire a love of reading||
As parents, we all want the best for our children. We know that it’s important to make sure they become confident, fluent readers who love having their nose in a good book. It can just be hard to know where to start. Should you read to your baby? What can you do to familiarise your children with words and reading before school? And how do you help them to progress at school when teaching methods have changed since you learnt to read?
We hope that this guide will help answer some of your questions, as well as give you some advice and inspiration on ways to help your children have fun with reading.