Supporting learning happens, first and foremost, in and across all of our classrooms. This term, Mrs K. Gray, will be spending time in all classes helping to support writing (see our School Improvement Plan). Additionally, there will be a number of different interventions running specifically to target spelling (IDL and Outdoor Spelling), Reading (Read, Write, Inc. and ReadingWise) and Maths & Numeracy (SEAL and 5 minute Box Time).
In order to best support the health and well-being of our pupils we will continue to run our Nurture Clubs (The Monday Club and Outdoor Skills Club) too.
Follow our School Twitter Feed to see what we are doing on a day-to-day basis and see our learning, as it happens…
To all of our pupils, Nursery-P7, staff and families, a huge WELCOME BACK to Williamston!
We want to extend a special welcome to our new children in the nursery and P1 and new families joining our school community too, we feel very lucky to have each and every single one of you.
All classes have been super busy these first few weeks, community building, establishing class rules and charters, recapping literacy and numeracy learning and sharing our knowledge and understanding of each other.
More information to come from classes… but for now… KEEP CHECKING TWITTER TOO for updates.
Some of our learners have been trialing and testing a new online literacy learning zone – IDL.
IDL is a quickfire module based learning program, based on improving spelling, reading and writing skills and is suitable for all learners. You can use it both in and out of school and on both computers or devices. IDL uses a multi-sensory approach through sight, sound, touch, and voice to improve reading and spelling and links are made between the visual, auditory and tactile pathways.
Once our children have used the program for a sustained amount of time we look forward to sharing our findings and exploring with more of our classes too.
At Williamston we are passionate about digital technologies and equipping our children with skills that they can apply to all aspects of learning.
Today is ‘Safer Internet Day’ and this week all classes will be celebrating this by exploring how we use the internet, why we use the internet and, most importantly, how to stay safe and secure online.
Do you stay SMART?
… Ask your us more! Or visit a here for more information…
Read Write Inc. is a reading intervention to help support learning within reading, aimed at P2-P5 children. Our Read Write Inc. programme provides a cohesive and creative approach to teaching children to read.
Here are some links for a little flavor of the teaching approaches if you want to have a browse at home…
How to teach sounds at home – this video will also help you check your pure sound pronunciation:
A really important part of a learner’s journey through school focuses on these key questions:
What do you know?
What do you enjoy/like?
What would you like to get better at?
How can we make these improvements?
Taking this into consideration, these last few weeks have involved lots of planned learner-teacher conversations, assessments and planned support interventions. There will be an opportunity to speak more about this process at the upcoming parent consultations, but for now, here’s just one way we have been documenting this… TARGET SETTING…