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St Clare’s Abbey Primary School, Newry
Sacrament Dates for 2018 Confirmation: Friday 13 April 2018 at 6.00 pm in Newry Cathedral. First Holy CommunionSaturday 19 May 2018 at 11.30 am in St Mary's Chapel.
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As promised we are extending our bank of recordings and information aimed at showing you how we approach certain aspects of teaching in St Clare's Abbey.

Using mnemonics can help SOME children to learn ‘tricky’ words in a fun and memorable way.

They use the letters of the word to create a little rhyme or memorable phrase.

Feel free to try some of these with your son or daughter


Helping Your Child With Reading

Guided Reading Session

The guided reading session below focuses specifically on developing word level work. The teacher, as you can see is developing decoding strategies as well as focusing on how the author uses words to aid writing. In a "normal" guided reading session this type of work would go alongside lots of comprehension questions aimed at ensuring children interact fully with the text. You might like to try strategies like these at home when reading with your child.

Developing Your Child's Comprehension Skills

Please find below some useful questions which can be used to help develop your child’s comprehension skills.  Please ensure that you are attempting to ask a range of questions especially those which aim to develop thinking skills, where your child has to think on a deeper level rather than merely finding the answer ‘right there’ in the text.  If you would like a printed version of these please speak to your child’s teacher.