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17/09/21

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please share with your parents. Our newsletter is now electronic, so parents can open this easily on their phone. Link to September issue is below, including news, photos, and upcoming Open Evening and Open Mornings for Year 6. https://t.co/Zs3udwKvW8

16/09/21

We've popped all the Merton Secondary school information on our school website so its easy to find. There are lots of open days for our Year 6 parents to visit to help them become familiar with our local secondaries. https://t.co/QmxTUwsmAP

14/09/21

We will be hosting our first school tour for prospective parents. Tuesday 28th September at 4:00pm.

13/09/21

class created profiles about their author! https://t.co/NE2Kw6l7Lt

13/09/21

class shared their inner poet by writing their own. https://t.co/tEib2lQMab

11/09/21

class wrote letters for their author. I’m not sure we have room for all the children’s dæmons!! https://t.co/kf6CP9nQyl

11/09/21

They will be very excited to know you have seen it! You’re always welcome to visit, just let us know when an we’ll pop the kettle on :)

11/09/21

Our Y2 children have chosen their favourite book for their classroom display. https://t.co/tnKidxzY0Z

11/09/21

One of our Y1 classes went on a journey of books. https://t.co/QObgfFbXKb

11/09/21

Our new Reception classes and learned all about their authors this week. We can’t wait to watch their love of reading grow. 📚 https://t.co/KdGGMDv24K

10/09/21

We can’t wait to bring this to HPAM soon! https://t.co/uo3z9yO0wE

10/09/21

Our Resource Base children are launching their class names into space! https://t.co/UNgfBhkTOG

10/09/21

You’re always welcome to pop in to chat to them about it further. I’m sure they’d love to hear more about your book and where you got the ideas from.

10/09/21

class celebrated some of our favourite books! I wonder if Miss V still has the photo of the leadership team dressed as crayons! https://t.co/7vX4WrIIZm

10/09/21

class celebrated their favourite book https://t.co/Q68g2QcUtO

10/09/21

class have celebrated all his books! https://t.co/RqxxeNXgt9

10/09/21

class have written to about their concerns around support for refugees in the Uk. https://t.co/WcgSb1y6rm

10/09/21

We got factual about in his class! His books have been part of our curriculum for a long time! https://t.co/rZ5mqfApcR

10/09/21

class have been writing letters to the author! Maybe we should send him a few! https://t.co/5Fa5flDl8w

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Communication and Language

Communication and language is so important as it allows a person to think, exchange information with others in a meaningful way and socially interact with others through life. Language is also the primary medium of learning, therefore language difficulties can have an impact on a child’s performance and ability to learn.  At HPAM we run communication and language groups for our children from the age of two! 

These groups support children with:

  • Eye contact, waiting, turn taking, initiating and responding
  • Attention and listening 
  • Expressive language – vocabulary and sentence building
  • Conversation
  • Storytelling
  • Understanding / comprehension

We believe that communication groups provide our children with the skills they need to be a successful learner.  During this unusual time we want to continue to provide our children with opportunities to develop their communication and language skills. The Communication and language slides include simple activities that you can complete at home to support your child in this area.  They include activities at different levels, so choose the activities that match your child’s level of development.  Repetition is important for children when learning language, so it is okay to repeat the activities. Remember to give your child lots of praise throughout the activities and if they make a grammatical mistake repeat their sentence back to them correctly rather than highlighting their error.

There are also some videos that you can watch with your child.  Encourage your child to listen and join in by naming objects and saying a simple sentence when asked.

The activities are intended to be fun and we hope that you enjoy them as well as your child!