This is a holiday month so let us hope that the sun continues to shine and we can all enjoy being outside! We have included in this newsletter papers which could be used in the garden, when travelling and enjoyed together as a family. All will help your children to be ready for school in September. Enjoy a great summer and have fun in the sun!
Summer Crafts and ActivitiesChildren always enjoy crafts and creating things with an adult. This not only extends their vocabulary but helps with creativity, fine motor skills and concentration.
Science Children do love to experiment and can be quite creative with their ideas and suggestions. This is to be encouraged and working with your children helps with their thinking skills and extends vocabulary.
Topics Children are full of questions - how, why, when... Why do lady birds have spots, why is the sky blue, how do you build a house etc. Work together with these topics helps with all aspects of learning.
KS1 EnglishWord puzzles help with spelling, concentration and increase reading vocabulary. Children love poetry so try some as a bedtime 'story'. All these papers will help increase imagination and prepare children for the new school year.
KS2 EnglishChildren at this stage of learning like to show you what they know and explain how things are done in school. Working together can ensure that children have fun while achieving all these benefits.
KS3 EnglishPupils in Key stage 3 are capable of research, making notes, planning a topic and including diagrams, illustrations and perhaps maps or photographs which they have taken to illustrate their work.
KS1 mathsIt is important after a holiday to do some maths work with your child to refresh numbers, the four rules and counting. You children will be looking forward to a new teacher so help prepare them for this new stage of learning.
KS3 mathsIf your child is starting KS3 they may be going to a new school. Together, try some of the papers here so that they produce work correctly and accurately and make a good impression at their new school or year group.
Spelling There are many card games and computer programs which will help with spelling which are fun to use together. Some children are natural spellers but most need a helping hand to master these. Test yourself on these with your child.
Take a look at our super Giveawaysfor this month. Make the most of summer with Pumpaloons and Bubble Buster games. Enjoy classics from Hesperus Books and Katie's Picture Show. We have a special treat for Batman fans. Chloe's Closet on DVD wll be a hit with younger children. Starting school? I'm Going to School is perfect.
Books For lots more ideas on reading and helping your child, take a look at ourBest new books pages. Here are some ideas for summer games and toys too.
Bugs and Butterflies
Big Book of Amazing Activities
RSPB 365 Outdoor Activities
My Living World Spider World
Junior Alias Travel Game
Playmobil Pirate Ship
Great Gizmos Green Science Weather Station
Best wishes Jackie Bacon
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