Category Archives: Supporting Learning At Home

The Inter-house Geography Competition – Try the KS2 Quiz!

This term Ms Adams, our Head of Geography, organised an Interhouse Geography Competition to encourage all pupils to learn more key geography facts. Everyone did brilliantly and lots of pupils won prizes for their new found general knowledge! A big … Continue reading

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Reading Tip Of The Week – Words Words WORDS!

Real reading is about getting the message to be found in the phrases and sentences between capital letters and full stops but we do need to be able to recognise some individual words – it  the  and  up  etc. Children … Continue reading

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Tiny Tim’s Maths Tips – Year 1 and 2 Addition continued…

The next stage is children producing more formal recordings using their own ‘blank number lines‘ (often referred to as BNL). Children are able to ‘count on‘ in ones (they do this in their heads but record their ‘working out‘) and circle the … Continue reading

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Tiny Tim’s Maths Tips – Year 1 and 2 Addition

Children understand addition best when it is taught alongside subtraction. Furthermore learning is better if given  a context as mathematical concepts are difficult to grasp without them. For younger children counting people and objects (toys, buttons etc.) and questions such as … Continue reading

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Reading Tips for Early Readers – Use those pointing fingers

  Beginners need to learn to point underneath each word as they read and understand that one word on the page corresponds to one spoken word. Long, multisyllabic words still have one point each. When you are sure your child … Continue reading

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Supporting Reading At Home – tips for families!

At Charles Dickens School we are having lots of success with children learning to read when they are little and learning more and more as they get older. Parent support is always very important in all children’s learning, and especially … Continue reading

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Tiny Tim’s Maths Tips – Year 1 and 2 Subtraction continued…

The next stage is children producing more formal recordings using their own ‘blank number lines‘ (often referred to as BNL). Children are able to ‘count back‘ in ones (they do this in their heads but record their ‘working out‘) and circle the … Continue reading

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