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.