The following extracts are from the Postgate School Newsletter (26 March 2020) available here, written at the start of lockdown for COVID-19:
Welcome to the world of the Bubble!
We are all pumped for Online Learning to see how it goes. It is trial and error, we are relying on your feedback/feedforward for this to be successful.
Before we start, I want to stress a few very important points:
- The key is to learn alongside your child. Make out like you don't know as well. Watch the learning again. Show vulnerability, it is a life long skill. An important part of the learning process is learning to fail - an intelligent failure. Families who have taken the time to do the Reading Together® programme or the Early Reading Together® programme will understand. If you haven't, please try to remember back when you were learning to read, write, do the math. If you are like me and have taken too many knocks to the head, it took like forever, like many many years. Your child needs time and you will not do it in a day. Enjoy your child, make sure they enjoy you.
The following extract is from the Postgate School Newsletter (Term 1, Week 10, 2019) available here:
Early Reading Together® programme
Thank you to the parents who attended the most recent Early Reading Together® programme. Your support of your child is greatly appreciated. Special thanks to Heather and Hayley for running this most successful programme.
It is an expectation of our families that parents complete the Early Reading Together® and the Reading Together® programme. These programmes are designed to help you help your child. There is lots of chat between everyone, a few laughs and lots of 'oooohhhhh' moments as you discover what it is like learning to read.
Posted: Tuesday 26 May 2020