On Wednesday 13th February we were delighted to host our next Parent Support Session on Supporting Your Child with Literacy and Numeracy Skills at KS3.
In this modern world, the need for strong literacy skills and a good diet of numeracy has never been more important. With the reading gap (the difference between those who do ready form an early age and those who don’t), being a barrier to pupils progressions in next steps and recent research that suggests over 40% of the population struggle with numerical skills to support financial management in later life, we make sure that at Etone College our pupils are given the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills both in school and at home.
The session was once again well attended and an opportunity to share the strategies and models we have in place that build strong skills in both numeracy and literacy. Whilst the range is extensive below are just some examples of what we do to support include:
- Drop Everything and Read
- Word of the Week
- Numeracy Ninjas
- Freya models for unpicking meanings of words
- Form numeracy
- Maths challenge
In addition to support in school, it was an opportunity to share some strategies and resources that can be used at home to support with your child’s development at home. We want to say a big thank you to Miss Darling and Mr Mckenna for hosting the event and for all of those in attendance. We look forward to seeing you in the session on supporting with Mental Health in March.
For the recording and resources of this session and past sessions please click here: https://www.etonecollege.co.uk/parent-carer-support-workshops/
For information our Literacy and Reading website click here: https://www.etonecollege.co.uk/reading/
To read more about our support of this years World Book Day event: https://www.etonecollege.co.uk/world-book-day-2/