Helping your Child with their Reading Homework.

Thursday, 06, Oct, 2016

If your child has started school this year you may have noticed that they've started to bring back homework already, usually a simple reading book in their book bag that may be changed daily or weekly and sometimes handwriting practice. It can be hard for children to do more learning in the evenings, especially after already adjusting to a full school day and new rules and surroundings, so they'll need your help to stay focused and motivated. One of the first things to bear in mind that they ....

Starting Sight Words

Wednesday, 17, Aug, 2016

By the time your child starts school they will know around 4000 to 6000 words and seem to be picking up new words and phrases every day. Whilst they do not need to be reading by themselves when they start reception, it is always a good idea to read together as much as you can and encourage your child to recognise some simple words such as 'to', 'go', 'sat', 'dog', etc. A lot of teachers recommend that you keep reading together for the purpose of learning to read separate from the equally impo ....

Keeping the Kids Reading over Summer

Tuesday, 02, Aug, 2016

The summer holidays are a great time of the year for spending family time together and for children to have a break before they start a new academic year but it can also mean a few important skills get rusty, especially with literacy. Like everything, practice makes perfect and keeping reading up over summer will help your children be ready for the new term and new challenges so here are some ideas to keep the cogs turning over the summer holidays- Try a reading challenge- Sites like Pinteres ....