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English at Park Hill Junior School

English Curriculum

Click here for the relevant English Curriculum at PHJS:

English Year 3 & 4
English Year 5 & 6

 

Parent Information

Supporting your child with Reading and Writing – workshop PowerPoints from February 2017.

 

Power of Reading

At Park Hill Junior School, English is taught using the Power of Reading scheme.  The class teachers select an age-appropriate text and use it to teach a wide range of writing genres.  Please resist the urge to read the Power of Reading book at home with your child until after the topic has been completed.arreader

 

Accelerated Reader booklet

Click here for the AR Booklet

 

Accelerated Reader parent log on link

Please use the following link to access your child’s Accelerated Reader quiz results.  Once logged in you can enter your contact details to receive their quiz marks via email.   To log in you will need to use your child’s school log in details.

https://Ukhosted63.renlearn.co.uk/1894123/HomeConnect

You can also use AR BookFinder (www.arbookfind.co.uk) to search for book titles that are linked to AR. This can be a useful tool to check if any books you have at home/read from the library are linked to AR and conduct an advanced search to generate book lists that contain titles based on the criteria you enter, such as Book Level, Interest Level and Fiction/Non-Fiction.

Reading Rewards

Accelerated Reader

When children complete their Accelerated Reader quizzes they are given a percentage for correct answers.  Children who achieve a high level of 100%s will receive a special ticket which gives them access to an exciting treat. 

This year children will receive the following rewards when they achieve full marks in their quizzes. 

  • A golden ticket for 10 quizzes where they achieve full marks
  • A platinum ticket for 25 quizzes where they achieve full marks
  • A diamond ticket for 50+ quizzes where they achieve full marks

Previous treats have included:

  • Afternoon tea with Mrs Daniels
  • Taking part in a mini-Olympics
  • A trip to the local park with treats and games
  • VIP access at the school disco

Aspirational Readers

Each half term teachers will select a child from their class who has proven to be an aspirational reader.  The children will be awarded with a special tie to wear for the half term and also a badge for them to keep permanently.

Adults around the school will be looking for these qualities in their Aspirational Readers:

  • Engaging with a range of books
  • Aiming to meet their targets on Accelerated Reader
  • Achieving well in their Accelerated Reader quizzes
  • Being caught reading without instruction (at appropriate times)
  • Choosing their books sensibly (challenging themselves)
  • Showing improvement in their reading skills
  • Being enthusiastic during our Guided Reading sessions
  • Recommending books to others

Spellings

Click here for the relevant spelling list:

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Reading list

Y3 Recommended Reads

Y4 Recommended Reads

Y5 Recommended Reads

Y6 Recommended Readsenglish

 

Grammar glossary

Click here for the Grammar Glossary

 

Writing competitions 

500 word writing competition – 2018 information hopefully coming soon! Ms Dempsey will keep you up to date.

Thank You Letter Awards – 2018 information hopefully coming soon!  Miss Penn will keep you informed.

 

Useful links

Woodlands Junior Homework help

KS2 Bitesize

Pobble

 

TopMarks

Crickweb

BBC Spellits (Spelling games) 

Kids Spell (Create your own spelling lists & games)

Fun Brain (Maths, reading and spelling games)

Learning Games for Kids (Spelling and word games)

Eduplace.com (Levelled spelling and vocabulary games)

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