Reading & Maths – 29/06/20

New Reading and Maths programs starting today

Dear Parent/Carer

Further to the letter I sent out last week, I am writing to provide further information on the Reading and Maths programs that we are starting today.

Reading: MyON

Learning to read, and enjoying reading, are the most important aspects of a child’s primary education.  Children who read widely perform better in almost all areas of the curriculum and usually go on to achieve well at High School.  Unfortunately, we have been unable to give out reading books since March 2020 due to the Coronavirus.

The most important part of our recovery plan is for children to catch-up in Reading.  Because of this, we have spent a lot of money on a new online Reading program called MyON.

If your child reads for 30 minutes per day, 5 times per week, they are very likely to become fluent and avid readers.  The best thing you can do for your child over the next few weeks is to encourage them to read regularly.  We would like your child to continue reading for pleasure using MyON through the summer holiday, so they can catch up and be in a strong position in September.  The children who do read regularly over the next few weeks will have a huge advantage over those who do not.

We have sent your child’s login details to them via email.  If you are unsure how to access your child’s emails, please click on the link below for instructions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOLkVXNE-5Y&list=PLQwlda1QS0-2tYzkJB9a05NNUm_4ekE5-&index=3&t=0s

Learning by Questions and Mathseeds

Before the pandemic, we intended to introduce Learning by Questions for Key Stage 2 children (Years 3 to 6), mainly for teaching Maths.  We have seen the program being used very successfully in another school and it has many advantages.  When school returns to normal, we will continue to use Learning by Questions for Key Stage 2 children.

The program is particularly useful for learning online.  The children will receive a code form their teacher that they simply enter into the website and type in their first and last names.  Further information is available on Google Classroom.

Key Stage 1 children (Years 1 & 2) plus some Key Stage 2 children, will be using Mathseeds.  We have already trialled the program with some Year 2 children and it seems to be going well.

As ever, thank you in anticipation of your support.

Take care,

S. Wedgeworth

Headteacher