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Davyhulme Primary School, Davyhulme
Dress Code Reminder for all pupils - Although School have allowed you to wear your own clothes , you are not allowed to wear nail varnish , earrings nor adopt hairstyles or hair colouring that does not conform to our dress code - please refer to your pl | Whole School Returning Week Beginning 20th July Information about the whole school return to school during the last week of term will be put on Seesaw on Wednesday 15th July. Parents will be told on which day their child will return and will be given further information about the day. Please make sure that you check Seesaw on this day.We can't wait to see you! | Annual School Reports will be sent out electronically over the next few weeks . We regret to say that we cannot provide paper copies at this time because of COVID19 restrictions and regret that the reports have been written based on information up to the closure of school on 20th March . On Friday 17th July 2020 pupils ( and their parents and carers ) will find out who their teachers are and what class they will be in for September 2020. | School Will be CLOSED for the Summer Holidays BUT our partners at Let’s Play Will OPEN for KWVP plus anyone who needs a place in Bubbles of up to 15 children. - Phone Dani ( 07947653796 ) for further details .
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Reading at Davyhulme Primary School


What can you do to help at home? The more children read, the better they become. It's as simple as that! The more enjoyable the things they read are, the more they will stick with them and develop the reading skills that they will need in their adult lives. Whilst many of our children do read at home on a regular basis, there are an increasing number of children in every class who do not seem to be reading at home with an adult and, as a result, are not progressing through the reading bands. This may well be because some parents believe that this is no longer as important once children enter the Juniors, as children become increasingly independent. However, this is not the case. Even when your child has achieved a good level of fluency, they still benefit from being listened to by an adult. It helps you to see whether they fully understand what they are reading, for example, taking note of the punctuation and pronouncing words correctly. Good readers often skip over difficult words because they can still get a sense of what they are reading. Reading aloud encourages the children to tackle more difficult vocabulary and extend their word power. It is also an ideal time to discuss what they think about their reading and develop their opinions. One good idea is to take it in turns to read a page at a time with your child.

Reading at home, on a regular basis, is particularly important for those children in the Juniors who are not yet fluent, confident readers. Little and often is definitely the best approach and makes such a difference tochildren’s progress in reading. At Davyhulme, we expect children to take home their reading book every day, and read to/with an adult for at least 10 minutes each evening. Please can you record any reading that your child has done in their Planner and sign the Planner once a week to indicate that you have seen it. This enables us to monitor who is regularly reading at home.

We have recently invested a large amount of money in updating our home Reading Scheme which we are hoping to launch in September 2018. The scheme includes a wide range of interesting and engaging books which we hope the children will enjoy reading and sharing with you.

Many thanks for your continued support. Yours sincerely,
K.Brookes (Deputy Head teacher)