Newsletter May 2015

Parents in Touch

Dear [NAME]
May is a lovely month and the start of summer. It is great to be able to enjoy being outside and feel the sun. In this newsletter we have included papers to extend your child's vocabulary, a fun maths paper and revision papers for those pupils who have examinations soon. There are also some super books as Giveaways this month which would be brilliant for reading during the summer. 

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KS1 English Peter Rabbit is a favourite character so enjoy reading this paper together. Children with an extensive vocabulary do much better in English so encourage them to think about words in the papers below.
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KS2 English  The papers included here will make useful revision before any test or examination. Some children do need reassurance with multi-choice questions so try these together.

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KS3 English The comprehensions will help pupils as preparation for any tests during term. Work together with your child and discuss the composition of an advertisement.
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KS1 maths Maths is enjoyable so try this fun paper and encourage your child to concentrate and think laterally. Use a clock to test their time-telling as well as working on the time and clocks paper together.
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KS2 maths  It is useful to allow your child to spend money  and work out the change when you are shopping. In data handling you should explain that it is necessary to read the complete question first and then work in stages.
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KS3 maths All these papers are written to help students at this stage enjoy revision and review work covered earlier in the year. They can use the papers as part of their revision schedule.
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Foundation Stage  Everyone should enjoy numbers so ask your child to use the counting and number paper with a friend to see who completes it correctly. Have fun together with the other papers and make learning enjoyable.
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Spelling It is essential that everyone spells correctly so use these papers to help ensure this. Encourage your child to try using compound words in a sentence to make their stories more colourful.
 
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Phonics Phonics helps pupils approach new words with confidence. These papers will teach and encourage children to tackle unfamiliar words with more confidence and make reading more enjoyable.
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Science Floating and sinking is interesting, especially in the bath and will illustrate the science behind this principle. Adaptation and condensation are frequently asked questions in an examination paper.
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Topics A pirate topic is exciting so encourage pupils to use colourful words. Africa is a fascinating and vibrant continent so enjoy this topic together. Let us hope that the weather this summer is fine so that we can enjoy some sunshine!
Take a look at our super Giveaways for this month. The Tracing paper Colouring book is a great new take on an old favourite. For budding scientists, we have a super set of Nick and Tesla books. The Colour Thief is a moving picture book and Catkin is a sweet story; there are also 5 Catherine Rayner books to be won. There's phonics help with flashcards. Kenny Wright is a great read.
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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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Best wishes
Jackie Bacon

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