All the fun activities that you do with your child at home are important in supporting their learning and development and have a long lasting effect on your child’s learning as they progress through school. Within Firefly, on this website and in SMARTS Homework, teachers post announcements, news, homework and useful links to support children and parents at home. To promote learning, we commit to forming successful partnerships with all our parents.
Have your favourite books with you wherever you go!
You can sign up to Audible and take the 30-day free trial…
This online library has 1000’s of audiobooks that you can purchase and listen to. Many children and staff at Samakee are signed up to this worthwhile programme. It gives you the opportunity to access new and your favourite books at the touch of a button. It is an excellent way to develop your comprehension, vocabulary and grammar skills as well as foster self-motivation for reading independently.
These are just some of the reasons why audible is an invaluable resource for you:
The App is easy to use:
read a book cover to cover? “Of course” you answer… After you finished, did you experience a feeling like you’ve lost your best friend or the feeling of…”what do I do next”? Did you close the back cover, take a huge deep breath, right from the depths and stare at the book cover again or stare into the distance reflecting on the experience?
I REALLY HOPE SO… and if not then I challenge you to find THAT BOOK!
On finishing an amazing book, there can be sadness and a sense of loss but more importantly, there can be a huge amount of satisfaction from the reading experience. The connections you make, the lives you lead, the places you go, the adventures you have, the people you meet along the way… WOW! All in a book… all in the pages of… a BOOK!