(I promise it’s far easier than you think!)
Parents are naturally great teachers and we know that their involvement in education makes a huge difference. But we also know that families are stretched for time and that sitting down at a desk with a worksheet together doesn’t always go to plan…So, here are Bella Learning’s top tips for supporting your primary-aged child in an easy and fuss-free way… You may be surprised at how it will help them progress.
1. Read TO them
It’s easy to assume that early readers should be reading to you and that fluent readers should be reading to themselves but whilst this is important, it is equally important that they are still hearing an adult read texts to them regularly. Children need to have the reading process modelled to them well into their teenage years so that they can hear how sentences work, how to use expression, how to pronounce new words and to access and learn vocabulary beyond their own level.
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Sat 25th Sept – 10am Live on Zoom. This seminar hosted by Bella Learning is designed to help parents understand the confusing world of phonics. Through practical activities and specialist advice, you will become confident in supporting your child as they enter the wonderful world of reading, safe in the knowledge that what you are […]
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You may or may not be aware that children starting reception in September 2021 will have to sit a ‘baseline assessment’. This much-contested measure was meant to start last year but was put back due to the pandemic. Children will be asked questions relating to maths and English in a 20 minute 1:1 session with […]