There maybe times when your child could benefit from a little additional practice of some of the things we are learning in the Academy, below are a number of useful links to websites that will help you support your child.
This website gives reading tips and advice.
This website provides free help to parents; Maths support and advice. Free ebooks and activity sheets for ages 3-7.
This site has animated cartoons, comics, music, picture books and games that will help your children to read.
Key Stage 1
In Key Stage 1 our pupils use phonics play scheme to learn their letters and sounds.
In the Academy we use the Renaissance Accelerated Reader scheme
Pencil Grip - Below is a chart showing the different ways that a child holds a pencil. They go up in stages from left to right- Tripod (pincer grip) being the correct pencil grip we would like to see in Reception and the end of Nursery Summer Term.
Parents can practise pencil grip at home with their child and we have a write dance activity sheet on the Foundation Stage parents notice board with ideas for mark making and grip.
We also assess against pencil grip each half term to see how children are progressing and will refer to the type of grip a child uses in their profile.