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Videos to help home learning

Mrs Lumsden reads Shark in the Park

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Next week’s key text is Shark in the Park. Join Mrs Lumsden for the story and don’t forget to add a tick in your reading log.

How to read the same book for 4 nights

When you are given a book for home reading for 4 nights... how to keep moving the learning forward. A guide for parents and carers.

2 s a t i p n m n d g o c k ck

Next blending sheet with digraphs and a couple of more complex words to practise with.

Blending sheet 1- How to guide with Mrs H

How do you start to read with your child when they have only learnt a few sounds...

handwriting cursive ck

Now to practise joining up the 'c' and the 'k' to show it is a digraph being represented.

handwriting cursive k

handwriting cursive c

handwriting cursive o with Mrs H

If you've been practising the other cursive letters, this one will feel reasonably easy. Practice makes perfect!

handwriting cursive g

Gorgeous 'g'. Use this video to help you get better at writing cursive 'g'.

handwriting cursive d

Writing a cursive 'd' is 'delightful! Keeeeeep practising!

handwriting cursive m

Ready to move on to cursive m? Here's how.

Learning to read with a book with no words number 1

Telling a story is a part of reading. Building vocabulary is a vital source of learning. Some ideas to make it easier for you...

no word book 2

Quick video of how to exploit a book with no words then use this example with every other book!

Muscliff Mouse with Mrs Doidge

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handwriting cursive 'n' with Mrs H

"up, straight down, up and over a mountain, flick" Off you go! Also compare with a capital N and 'write it right' of course!

handwriting cursive i

How to write 'i' in cursive (and capital).

handwriting cursive p with Mrs H

Ready for a descender letter to write in cursive? Of course you are! Here is 'p'

handwriting cursive t

Keep going! This time practising how to accurately write cursive 't'.

handwriting cursive 'a' with Mrs H

Help at home to practise (and practise!) our handwriting- keeping it large right now, using a line and then playing 'write it right' at the end.

Writing cursive s

Watch Mrs H and a child practise writing our very first cursive letter. Note: the large piece of paper to enable large writing the encouragement to pinch n p...

Parent and carers' notes on how to help with your child's cursive handwriting

A couple of quick muscle exercises and a little advice on how to help at home with handwriting.