Supporting your child's learning

Age Related Expectations

The links below provide information for parents and carers on the end of year expectations for children in our school. The staff have identified these expectations as being the minimum requirements your child must meet in order to ensure continued progress throughout the following year.

All the objectives will be worked on throughout the year and will be the focus of direct teaching. Any extra support you can provide in helping your children to achieve these is greatly valued.

If you have any queries regarding the content of the booklets or want support in knowing how best to help your child please talk to your child’s teacher.

Spellings

Your child will bring home weekly spellings to learn which the teacher will also work on in class.

Children will be given the spellings on a Friday and will be tested the following Friday.

Most children will have 15 spellings a week. 10 of the spellings will be linked to the spelling focus of that week and 5 will be bonus words which could be related to their topic or address common errors.

Whilst the spellings may seem demanding, due to the sheer amount of words children need to be able to spell it is essential that children continue to learn and practise their spellings at this pace.

There are many ways in which you could help your child. Over learning (learning them again and again) is the best way to help your child retain their spellings, but this does not need to be boring.

Please click here to see some strategies which your child’s class teacher will use and which we also believe will be useful at home.

Cursive handwriting made easy!

We are now part of the Letter-join handwriting scheme and any of our pupils wishing to practise their handwriting at home can now log in to the Letter-join website on iPads and tablets as well as desktop and laptop computers. There you will find the same, easy-to-use handwriting resources as we use at school.

How to log in to Letter-join

IPAD AND TABLET LOG-IN

Go to www.letter-join.co.uk

User name: eg2203

Swipe code (starting at top left):

DESKTOP AND LAPTOP LOG-IN

Simply go to www.letterjoin.co.uk

User name: eg2203

Password: home

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