Newsletter October 2011

Parents in Touch

Children have been back to school for a few weeks and hopefully they have settled in well and made new friends as well as enjoying their new timetable. It is important that they keep abreast of all new work, completely understand all new concepts and are able to work quickly and accurately.

Reading, writing and spelling are essential skills for all age groups. New History and Geography topics can be followed up over half term by visits to museums and other relevant outings.

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Foundation Stage It is always fun to encourage your children to paint, draw, enjoy playdough and increase their fine motor skills. Try some of the ideas included here and learn together!


KS1 English It is essential that children enjoy reading and it is a pleasure to read stories and sing with your children.Try the Auditory games and learn together.


KS1 maths Teaching maths through games is not only fun but ensures that your child enjoys learning and gives a firm understanding of maths concepts.

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Teachers Many skills are learnt through Dance Movement. Children in Foundation Stage love the 'Fruit and vegetable' topic so try it and see.


Topics Topics are an excellent way of teaching many different concepts at the same time. Songs, Rhymes, colouring, counting and writing can be more interesting when enjoyed together.


Citizenship It is great to ensure that your child enjoys the company of others. Being happy, confident, kind and thoughtful are qualities that we all enjoy seeing in our children! 


KS2 English Poetry starts with young children learning Nursery Rhymes. This should be continued with all other sorts of poetry and rhymes. Try reading some poetry to your child at bedtime.....they love it.


11+ and Common Entrance It is always beneficial to ensure that your  child is well prepared for any examination that they might be taking. They need to be sure of the format of the paper and the type of questions as this gives them confidence so that they can perform to the best of their ability.


KS2 maths Children need constant practice in all areas of maths. This reinforces learning and ensure complete understanding.


KS3 English Some children find comprehension easy while others need to be taught a more structured approach. Use our papers to help.


KS3 science Most children enjoy science so try doing some of these topics with them. The Solar system is fascinating and constantly changing.


Science for KS1 and KS2

If science is made fun children will approach it with interest and enjoyment. It covers diverse activities from eating to chemistry experiments and 'growth'.


Family activities

It is always fun as well as being a learning curve to have a family quiz. It helps concentration, increases knowledge and is enjoyed by all.

Giveaways - see our Giveaways page for full details and reviews.





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New Books These are just a few of the new books recently reviewed  - take a look at our Best new books pages. 


Best wishes

Jackie Bacon

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