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School finishes at 1.30pm today. Year 1 & Year 2 children return to school on Tuesday 3rd September.

Here are some ideas for things to do with your children over the long (hopefully warm) Summer holidays.

These are 10 easy fun activities that will help your child to continue to use their literacy skills so they are ready for their new school year when they come back in September.

There are some websites listed as well for more ideas and stories.

Ten Minutes To Triumphant Text   (Quick Ways To Raise A Reader)

  1. Read lots of stories. If you read one story a day your child will have heard over 300 stories a year. And it’s not just books. Encourage your child to read a variety of writing: magazines, children’s newspapers, leaflets and letters.                      
  2. Join the library and encourage choosing books about things where your child shows an interest. Join in with the reading challenge at the library. Please email us a photo of your family at the library for the attention of Miss Stone.
  3. Sit down and read a book or magazine so your child sees you reading. Encourage them to sit with you. Even if it is just 5 minutes you are modelling the importance of having quiet time to sit and read.
  4. Practise tricky words (for example, by making flash cards) so when your child sees them in a book he doesn’t try to sound them out, he knows them easily.
  5. Staple some paper together to make a book and encourage your child to write, draw or stick things in. If your child makes his own book he is more likely to want to ‘read’ it. For very young children it doesn’t matter if their book has no words, as long as he is talking to you about the things he has ‘written’ in his book, it is building understanding of the value of books.
  6. Keep reading times short. Just 10 minutes a day will make a massive difference in your child’s literacy attainment.
  7. Practise sounding out words. When you are about and about, at the supermarket/bus stop/in the car, look at signs and words around you and see if your child can help you work out the words. For more able children, see if they can work out more difficult names ie ingredients of items in your trolley.
  8. Talk about characters, plot lines, actions and feelings in the stories you read. Ask Why, What, Where, When, Who questions to encourage your child to think about what happens in the stories. Tell your child your favourite part of their story and ask for their opinion.
  9. Make a book club with friends and meet up to swap, share and recommend books.
  10. Read a book together and then watch the film: The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child, Room On The Broom, Mr Men stories, Thomas the Tank Engine and for older children, Roald Dahl and David Williams books are in film. There are also books with other stories about the characters seen on screen ie Minions, My Little Pony, CBeebies characters and lots more can all be found in books.

 

 

 

 

What can I read with my child?

Recommended reading preschool:

https://www.goodreads.com/list/tag/preschool

 

Best books from the last hundred years in age bands:

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/our-recommendations/100-best-books/

 

Reading lists for KS1 children put into year group bands:

https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/category/reading-lists-for-ks1-school-pupils/

 

What websites can I use to help make reading fun?

Try using these stories when your children brush their teeth.

Just click on a story and they can watch, listen and read along while they brush.

For the stories visit the Colgate website: https://colgatetwominutetales.co.uk/

You can use the literacy website for lots of stories and games called Zip Tales, visit: https://ziptales.co.uk

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading-site/expert-help/reading-in-the-holidays

 

DON'T STOP THE LEARNING! We want to develop lifelong learners so keep reading and writing.

 

Thank you to all the parents for your continued support. We wish all the Year 2 children lots of luck as they leave us to begin Junior School. 

Have a lovely Summer!

 

Nursery Notice

 

Thanks to everyone for a lovely year; the children have made lots of progress, the staff have all put in tons of effort, the parents have given their children lots of support so now everyone needs a good rest. Have a relaxing holiday and thanks for all your kind words and gifts. Good luck to all those children who are moving on to a new class and we look forward to seeing those who are returning in September. Remember to look on myUSO for all sorts of learning opportunities.

DON'T STOP THE LEARNING! We want to develop lifelong learners so keep reading and writing with your children over the summer. Try

  • making a scrap book together
  • writing a diary with a sentence and picture for each day
  • sending a postcard to grandparents
  • having a teddy bears' ​picnic and writing an invitation
  • make a den together then ask your child to write instructions for what they did
  • try the Oxford Owls website

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading-site/expert-help/reading-in-the-holidays

 

Most of all, help your child develop a love of reading by joining in with the reading challenge at the library. Please email us a photo of your family at the library for the attention of Miss Stone.

 

Thanks to everyone for a lovely year; the children have made lots of progress, the staff have all put in tons of effort, the parents have given their children lots of support so now everyone needs a good rest. Have a relaxing holiday and thanks for all your kind words and gifts. Good luck to all those children who are moving on to a new class and we look forward to seeing those who are returning in September. Remember to look on myUSO for all sorts of learning opportunities.

 

Most of all, help your child develop a love of reading by joining in with the reading challenge at the library. Please email us a photo of your family at the library for the attention of Miss Stone.

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