Supporting Your Child with Literacy and English

Literacy is about learning to read and write accurately, being able to listen carefully and talk clearly about ideas.
There are many opportunities in everyday routines to practise and apply literacy skills in real and meaningful ways e.g. reading to your child every day, learning nursery rhymes together and pointing out signs in the local community.

You can also encourage your child to talk about their thoughts and ideas, and about how they are feeling.

These leaflets provide fun ideas to encourage good reading habits at different ages and stages.

PDF file: Reading tips – early years (134 KB)

PDF file: Reading tips – primary (134 KB)

PDF file: Reading tips – secondary (126 KB)

Reading with children. A guide for parents and carers LEAFLET

To view videos on how to support reading, please click on this link

Reading Skills

Please click on the link below to view the reading skills we are teaching in school. When reading with your child, you could ask some of these questions.  The questions are only suggestions and can help your child understand what they are reading at a deeper level.  They also offer the opportunity to open up a discussion on different themes.

Reading Skills Guide for Parents and Carers

How can I help my child to be a Thinking Reader?
Please click on the link below for more information.
Thinking Reader Guidance for Parents and Carers

Their story starts with writing together

There’s more to writing than pens and paper… there’s chalk on the pavement, fingers in the air, alphabetti spaghetti and letters cut from magazines. Ideas like these can fit easily into your daily routines. Here are some easy writing ideas that will fire up your child’s imagination.

You may wish to practise or revise spelling strategies using online tools.  Please click on the links below to access Education City (your child will have a username and password for this) or Spelling City (no username or password required)

Please click on the links below to view Literacy and English placemats.

Listening and Talking

Please click on the link below to view our guidance leaflet on the ABCs of Listening and Talking.


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