I hope this email finds you well.
Next week as part of our school self evaluation work on literacy we will be emailing out a google form questionnaire on your child’s reading habits. We sent this questionnaire to you last year also. We will then be comparing the results from last year with this year. We continue to work on comprehension strategies, vocabulary development and independent library reading as part of our school improvement plan on literacy. We would appreciate your continued support with this at home also.
How can you support your child at home? As a parent or guardian, you can encourage your child to talk about things that interest them and to have fun with reading and writing. You can also encourage your child to read different genres, such as stories and poems and to give their thoughts and opinions on them. You might also give them opportunities to take part in different types of writing, for example, creating a shopping list, sending an email to a relative, writing a story or report as part of a library project. Additional information for parents can be found at www.ncca.ie/en/ primary/resources-for-parents.
To encourage independent reading you can visit your local library with your daughter in person or borrow books online on the following website www.fingal.ie/fingallibraries
At Scoil Mhuire Mount Sackville we continue to encourage a love of reading with your daughter and work on comprehension strategies with her. It is important that you as parents continue to read with and along side your daughter at home also. We will be starting buddy reading in all classes after mid-term break where a senior class will team up with a junior class to read to them. Our school book club will also continue to meet regularly each month.
I have also attached some useful reading tips and comprehension strategies that may be useful to you at home with your daughter.
We thank you for your continued support with this.
Ms. O’ Kelly