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Ideas On How To Support Your Child:

We are very lucky at Smitham to have parents that are amazing at supporting and encouraging their children to write. It is so important to keep this going as much as possible because in every day life we need to write every day. 

It's important to remember that writing can be a difficult skill to learn and master. Many children have trouble writing with clarity, coherence, and organisation, and so sometimes children can feel frustrated when writing.

That's where parent involvement can make a big difference. Encouraging your child to develop strong writing skills at a young age, and to become a better writer as they get older, can have a lifelong positive impact on their writing, and may make writing an easier and more enjoyable process.

There are a number of ideas of things you can do help your child become a stronger writer. Have a listen to the video for some hints and tips plus have a look at the leaflet below which outlines ideas for helping your child with their writing. 

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Smitham Writing Curriculum Overviews

Supporting Your Child's Vocabulary

In the following leaflets are some ideas on how to support your child in expanding their vocabulary. We hope you find them useful!

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