October 8

Múinteoir Deborah

Múinteoir Deborah

Please keep an eye on this page for class updates or notices. From time to time, I will update you on topics/themes we are covering in class and ways you can help your child at home.

If there is something in particular you would like advice on and you do not have time to stay and chat, I can help you out here by leaving an audio or a video. All queries will be dealt with anonymously but will help many please God.

Below are some ideas to help you reinforce your child’s current word list. Repetition and fun are key to learning.

Word lists or Tricky words

Some ideas you can try out at home.


Reading time at home.

Reading and listening to stories is hugely important for every child, to develop both their oral (spoken) language skills and aural phonological awareness skills (their ability to hear sounds in words/break up words/recognise rhyming words and so on)

The benefits of regular, daily reading/listening to reading will later on translate also into your child’s creative writing. But at first, one step at a time!

Predicting is an important skill when reading. Through questioning, at the start and throughout the story, you can illicit from your child what they think will happen in the story. You are all the time extending their language and encouraging a broader use of rich vocabulary.

Below are some ideas to try the next time you read with your child, whether it is a book from school or one you have at home.

After reading the story, you can check your child’s comprehension (understanding) of the text. Why did Mum put on her coat? What did she buy in the shop? Why was she late? What would you have done if you were mum?

It is important that reading is a stress free time with you and your child. Have lots of fun!

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