‘Dyslexia is not a disease or an identifiable physical condition, but a learning style’
What learning style suits you best… Visual, Auditory or Active / Physical?
Do you learn best in a small group or on your own?
What are the things that you do that make it easier for you to learn?
Have a short chat with your class teacher – in what ways do they think you learn best?
Tips to support your learning:
Having a literacy difficulty or dyslexia does not mean that you are not intelligent, you simply learn in a different way. Here are some strategies that you can use to support your learning….
– Use ICT – did you know that in ‘New Solutions’ you can right click and select ‘Read Aloud’, the information will then be read to you
– Create pictures and use practical tasks to help you remember information
– Break the task in to small manageable ‘chunks’ – complete one step at a time.
– Access classroom supports to help you e.g. word banks, multiplication squares
Use discussion tasks to help check your learning and demonstrate your knowledge
Box Fit Circuits:
Active Schools and Elevate-U-Fitness are pleased to offer a new Box Fit Circuits after school class open to all pupils. It will start on Wednesday 13th November from 4-5pm in the Dance Studio. The cost of the 5 week block is £20. The classes will be a mixture of boxing drills, bodyweight exercises, cardio and flexibility. All fitness levels welcome. To sign up for the class please collect a consent form from Kerry or Jennie in PE.
Young Musician: There will be a short meeting for all competitors in the Young Musician of the Year Award at Friday breaktime in Mr Trueman’s room. If you cannot attend, please inform Mrs Rees-Jenkins or Mr Trueman beforehand.
This week is Dyslexia Awareness Week and the theme of the week is ‘Building Independence for Life’. We want to raise awareness and show how, with the right support, children and adults with dyslexia can achieve their full potential.
Dyslexia affects 1 in 10 people and means that you process information differently, particularly around reading, writing and numbers. People with dyslexia often see things in a different way and have strong problem-solving and creative skills.
Dyslexia is not a barrier and in fact can help you in reaching your potential. Have a look at the ‘famous people with dyslexia’ posters that are being displayed on the tv screens around the school which share some information on what it’s like to live with dyslexia.
Keira Knightley, Actor
It doesn’t mean that you’re stupid… it just means that you work in a different way
Richard Branson, Entrepreneur
Being dyslexic can also help in the outside world. I see some things clearer than other people do.
Marketing and Branding Group: Can all Marketing and Branding members meet for a regroup with Mr McCance and Mrs Forsyth in E1- 59 (Art Room1) at lunch time 13.45 today please. We will be discussing a future event with a professional Graphic Designer and timetabling our new strategy for the school re-branding.