EGA School

Helping Your Daughter to Learn

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Do you ask your daughter about what she has been doing at school?  What did she enjoy?  What did she learn today?

Click here to see 'Supporting your daugther to develop good habits outside of school' - the summary of a presentation given by Mr McIntyre at a recent parents' evening.

You can really help your daughter by:

 

  • Talking to her about her day and what she has learned
  • Asking to see her Diary and checking what homework has been set
  • Helping your daughter to organise her work and checking that deadlines are met
  • Encouraging your daughter to ask for help from the teacher if it is needed
  • Signing the Diary every week
  • Encouraging your daughter to use the library regularly and attend additional classes and activities

 

Reading fluently is an essential skill for every pupil. 

You can help by:

  • Reading together
  • Listening to your daughter read
  • Encouraging your daughter to bring home library books
  • Asking questions about the books she has read
  • Talking together about news articles

 

Equipment

 

You can help your daughter learn by making sure she is properly organised for the school day.  Your daughter must have a bag and the following equipment:

pen, pencil, eraser, ruler, coloured pens, sharpener, glue stick,  Diary and PE/Dance kit  (on required days)

 

Learning vocabulary

 

Your daughter will often be asked to learn the meaning and spelling of words. 

This is best done by:

 

  • Repeating the word several times
  • Checking the meaning, using a dictionary
  • Copying out the words at least three times
  • Spelling the words out aloud
  • Being tested by you
  • Using the word within a sentence

Terms & holidays

Summer Term 2017
Start: 18th Apr
Half Term: 29th May-2nd June
End of Term: 21st July
 
Autumn Term 2017
Start: 4th Sept
Half Term:23rd-27th Oct
End of Term:21st Dec
 
Spring Term 2018
Start: 3rd Jan 
Half Term:12-16th Feb
End of Term: 29th Mar
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