Reading is a real priority at Bramingham Primary School. We suggest that you hear your child as often as you are able to, building in opportunities for question time and discussion - understanding is everything! At Bramingham, we have a Star Reader scheme. In order for your child to be a Star Reader, he or she will need to read a minimum of three times per week. There will need to be at least three dated entries in your child's Reading Record. Reading Records will be collected and checked each Monday. Please note that your child may read any book to qualify for this award, not just the school reading book. Reading books may be changed on any day - just put it into the reading box. We would suggest keeping each book for a minimum of two days in order to maximise learning opportunities.
Brain Builders are set every other Friday and are due in ten days later, which allows two weekends. Brain Builders will involve a stimulating activity that you can complete with your child. This activity will support your child with his or her learning in class. We are looking for effort and creativity on these tasks. Once completed, please return the book to your Miss Fitzgerald.
Word Walls will also be set regularly. These are a selection of words that your child must read to you every day. If your child reads the word correctly, please dot the word. If he or she does not read it correctly, please leave it blank. We will be doing this in school too, except we will tick instead. Please ensure that the book is in school every day.
DoodleMaths is a superb online resource that has been proven to improve a child's maths skills and confidence level. We have seen incredible results with those children who play regularly! Little and often is the best model; 5-10 minutes a few times a week is perfect. Although your child may ask for help, please do not help them on DoodleMaths. The app is designed to tailor the difficulty level of questions, according to how your child is doing.