Newsletter June 2015

Parents in Touch

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We hope that the weather is good so that we can all enjoy any outdoor activities that schools arrange at this time of year. It is also a good time to stock up on reading material for your young ones to enjoy over the summer holidays - so take a look at the 'Giveaways' below. Keep up with their revision at home using the worksheet ideas below.

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KS1 English  All children enjoy The Cat in the Hat so read this book together. Extend your child's vocabulary with the 'Different type of words' paper.
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KS2 English  Good punctuation is helpful to make writing clear so ensure that your child can punctuate well. It is essential that children can answer comprehension questions correctly so try the Food Chains paper.

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KS3 English William Shakespeare has been enjoyed for many years so ensure that pupils learn about him too. Good punctuation is a skill that is needed throughout life so try the 'Hyphens' paper to ensure these are used correctly
 
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KS1 maths Pupils need to know the names of all the shapes as well as how to use money correctly. Try using a segmented chocolate bar to reinforce the learning of fractions.
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KS2 maths  The maths support paper will help you to revise maths with your child. Algebraic equations often appear in test papers so do revise these with your child.
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KS3 maths In most examination papers there will be a fraction or a percentage question so we have included a revision paper on this topic. It is useful to revise before any examination so use the papers below to help.
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Foundation Stage All work at this stage is fun so enjoy learning with your child. Most children love doing a topic 'About me' so try this together.
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Spelling Good spelling is essential so ensure that your child/ pupil has a good knowledge of spelling words. Try the Spelling test together.
 
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Phonics Phonics are essential in helping children approach new words with more confidence when spelling. Enjoy Rhyming words and the action paper together.
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Science Read the Helping our environment paper as  it is vital that we look after our environment together. Try taking each other's pulse both before and after exercise.
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Topics The weather does play tricks so enjoy this topic. Look at the stars on a clear night and see what stars and galaxies you can name.
Take a look at our excellent Giveaways for this month. Have family fun outside with a twist-up play tent from GetGo.  Oaka Books have a superb set of Topic Books. Family fun with Best of British from Drumond Park and great fiction from  Michelle Magorian can be won. I Want My Daddy and Skeleton Island are great reads.
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Books  For lots more ideas on reading and helping your child, take a look at our Best new books pages.

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How To Write Your Best Story Ever! Usborne Guide to Better English You Do the Maths Ancient Egyptians Sticker Book

Best wishes
Jackie Bacon

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