Curriculum Support

In this section you will find useful information and downloads to support your childs learning through their time here at Green Lane Primary Academy. All associated downloads are located at the end of this page.

Reading at home

Please find attached the links to the book recommendations for KS1, lower KS2 and upper KS2. The guides offer a range of high quality texts which your children may like to read.

In addition there are recommended texts that celebrate great girls or women (real-life or fictional).

https://www.booksfortopics.com/fantasticfemales

Phonics

Synthetic phonics is a method of teaching reading which first teaches the letter sounds and then builds up to blending these sounds together to achieve full pronunciation of whole words.The phonics method of learning is for ALL learning styles:

  • Visual  (Looking at the letter)
  • Auditory (Listening to the sound it makes)
  • Kinaesthetic (Movement by learning a action) 

Please find below a link to a video which demonstartes the correct way to say the sounds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqhXUW_v-1s 

Below you can find the power point and handout from the presentation to parents April 2018.

Also below are some past papers which can be used to support your child's learning and preparation for the test which is in June.

Helping your child with spelling

Please find attached the statutory spelling list for each year group. These contain spelling patterns and word lists for children to practise.

We also subscribe to the Spelling Shed, each child from Y1 upwards should have a log in. Children can access the Spelling Shed from home and at school.

Ideas to support spelling

You can download this document below.

High Frequency Words

High frequency words are quite simply those words which occur most frequently in written material, for example, "and", "the", "as" and "it". They are often words that have little meaning on their own, but they do contribute a great deal to the meaning of a sentence. Some of the high frequency words can be sounded out using basic phonic rules. However, many of the high frequency words are not phonically regular and are therefore hard to read in the early stages. These words are sometimes called tricky words or sight words. In addition to being difficult to sound out, most of the high frequency words have a rather abstract meaning which is hard to explain to a child. It's easy to learn words like "cat" and "house" because they can easily be related to a real object or a picture, but how do you represent the word "the" or "of"?

Learning 100 high frequency words gives a beginner reader access to 50% of virtually any text, whether a children's book or a newspaper report.

When you couple immediate recognition of the high frequency sight words with a good knowledge of basic phonics, that's when a child's reading can really take off.

Grammatical terminology 

The glossary below includes all the technical grammatical terms used in the programmes of study for English, as well as others that might be useful. This may help parents support children in their writing.

Additional homework ideas

At our most recent parents evenings some parents were asking for additional ideas for homework or learning activities. The document below lists ideas for parents and children. Please do not feel obliged to complete extra work but if your child does additional homework please encourage them to bring it into school and show us. We are always delighted to see children’s work and praise and reward this.

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