We want all children to read with confidence, fluency and understanding. Being a confident and good reader is fundamental to many aspects of life and central to independent learning. At Sacred Heart, reading is at the heart of our learning and we always encourage children to become enthusiastic, independent and reflective readers through rich, engaging, quality texts.
* Encourage your child to read a range of texts such as newspapers, comics, poetry, non-fiction.
* Encourage your child to talk about what they are reading.
* Join the local library so that your child has access to an even wider range of books.
* Remember to praise your child's efforts and encourage them to read every day.
* Children receive credits for reading at home at least 3 times a week and an adult recording it in the child's reading record.
We know that grammar, punctuation and spelling (GPS) terminology are often difficult to understand. Below are some useful guides for parents to use to help their child with GPS activities at home. There is an overall outline of all of the GPS terms that children learn and need to remember before they finish Year 6 and there are also specific GPS expectations for each year group. Encourage your child to practice their GPS skills by writing stories at home using different punctuation and grammar - we have included some story inspiration information below.
Click on the links below for some useful websites to support your child at home:
At Sacred Heart we aim to develop a positive attitude to maths as an interesting and attractive subject in which all children gain success and pleasure. We want all children to be able to express themselves fluently, to talk about maths with assurance, using the correct mathematical language and vocabulary.
Many parents are often less eager and more nervous about supporting their child with maths at home, this is often due to their child using methods, strategies and vocabulary which are very different from those they learned when at school. All of the information below is to help parents have a better understanding of what their child is learning at different stages in maths and ideas for how they can support their child at home.