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As we enter Autumn, please make sure your child has a sweatshirt and coat in school. For outdoor PE sessions they will need trainers/daps, joggers/leggings and a sweatshirt or hoodie.

Nessy

As part of our literacy provision, we offer a computer-based intervention called Nessy. Nessy is designed to support students with their reading, writing and spelling and is particularly good for children with dyslexia or those needing further consolidation of key literacy skills. It uses a variety of videos and online games to teach key skills in a fun, engaging way. It includes:

 

  • Nessy Fingers: a motivating touch-typing program that helps improve reading, spelling and typing skills
  • Nessy Reading and Spelling: a personalised program, developing phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and reading comprehension
  • Nessy Writing Beach: teaches sentence structure, punctuation and grammar strategies for writing

 

Children using Nessy are given regular, short opportunities to access the program throughout the week within the classroom. This time is closely monitored by the class teacher who can generate reports of their progress.

 

Further details can be found here:

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