Girls have outperformed boys in reading at KS1, KS2 and KS3 every year since 1998. 1 in 3 children do not own a book. I in 3 children never have a bedtime story. 62% of young boys would rather watch television than read a book.
Girls have outperformed boys in reading at KS1, KS2 and KS3 every year since 1998
1 in 3 children do not own a book.
I in 3 children never have a bedtime story.
62% of young boys would rather watch television than read a book.
1 in 6 people in the UK have the literacy level expected of an 11 year old.
New Parents’ Curriculum Meeting
The role of parents during a child’s earliest years is the single biggest influence on their development.
Reading for pleasure has been identified as the single most important factor for future success at school.
Children who like reading are 5 times more likely to be above average readers.
develop this skill in a range of different ways – writing on
whiteboards, paper, mini books, chalk boards and in sand.
worry about every single sound in a word.
e.g. How would he feel when he lost his teddy?
Why does it say that Mum shouted?
What was your favourite part ofthe story?
- Holding their pencil correctly and comfortably so they can control their writing.
- Forming letters in the correct way.
- Using a capital letter and then lower case letters.
- Being able to say the letter sounds for the letters in their names.
with real coins.
Dinosaurs, mud, water, worms, castles, dragons, princesses, monsters, aliens, cakes, sweets, diggers, paint, animals, holes, weather, noise, police, houses, superheroes, maps, spaghetti, flags, pets, hairdressers, space, farms, babies, bodies, words, books, flowers, journeys, bugs, words, pirates, more words, books, germs, books, countries and more books…..
Good quality home learning contributes more to children’s intellectual and social development than parental occupation, education or income.