Parental Help – Literacy


We are always keen for parents to get involved in their child’s learning and are happy to provide any assistance that could help with this. Whether it be lists of spellings, details of maths methods, website hints and tips or expectations of writing, please ask your child’s teacher to supply what you require and they will do their best to help.

Below are some resources that might be of help. Please click on the link to download them or visit the websites:

Bug Club:

Bug ClubPriory have invested in Bug Club, an online-based reading and maths tool. Your child has been given a username and password, allocated books by their class teacher (at their level) and can choose from a wide range of books to read.

Their teacher is able to monitor their progress and, as they answer more difficult questions in the higher levels, respond to answers with comments to further learning.

Bug Club has recently migrated to Active Learning and can now be accessed via You can log in to the site using your child’s previous login details and school code: pcoe (Priory Church of England)

A Guide to SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar)

In the last year, a focus in education has been on developing children’s use and understanding of grammar. Many parents are unsure of the correct use and terminology involved with grammar and Mrs. Cunliffe has create a presentation detailing the progression of grammar expectations as children progress through Priory.
Guide to grammar at Priory

Kung Fu Punctuation

Kung FuTo help children remember and understand punctuation, the Year 6 pupils have been working on Kung Fu Punctuation, where each punctuation symbol has a Kung Fu move. To have a look at the Kung Fu punctuation, please click here.

After a recent Reading Evening, Mrs. Cunliffe has made her PowerPoint presentation available for all to see. Please click the link below to learn about the ways to assist you in helping your child’s progress in reading.
Reading Evening Presentation

The slideshow includes:

  • Background information on the importance of reading
  • The 2 elements of reading: recognition (decoding) and comprehension (understanding)
  • How reading is taught at Priory
  • Help on the assessment structure of reading by detailing the Assessment Focuses (AF)
  • How extra support is given in school
  • Bug Club

We hope the slideshow informs you about reading. If you have any questions regarding reading, please speak to your child’s class teacher or Mrs. Cunliffe.

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