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Reading and Writing Workshops for Parents and Carers

We run parent/carer workshops where we share how we teach English and advise on techniques/ activities you can use at home to help your child progress in their reading and writing. There are separate workshops for Reception, Key Stage 1 (Y1-Y2) and Key Stage 2 (Y3-Y6).

Questions we cover:

Reading

  • How can I support with reading at home?
  • What do the book colour bands mean?
  • What is phonics and how can I support with learning new sounds (for EYFS and KS1)?
  • What should my child be able to do by the end of their Year?
  • How is reading taught at school?

Writing

  • How can I support with handwriting at home?
  • What are fine motor skills and how can I support with developing my child’s pencil grip?
  • What should my child be able to do by the end of their Year?
  • How is writing taught at school?
  • How can reading support my child’s writing? 

Attached are the presentations given at each workshop. Please contact your child's class teacher if you have any queries.

Thank you for your ongoing support. 

Mrs Naomi Ahearn

Assistant Headteacher and English Lead

School calendar

  • Half-Term
    31 May - 4 Jun 2021
  • INSET Day
    25 June 2021
  • Break Up for Summer, one hour earlier than usual
    23 July 2021
  • INSET Day
    1 September 2021
  • Autumn Term begins
    2 September 2021
  • Half-Term
    25 - 29 Oct 2021
  • Christmas Holidays
    20 Dec 2021 - 3 Jan 2022
  • Bank Holiday - School closed
    3 January 2022

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