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Ankermoor Primary Academy

Ankermoor Primary Academy

Supporting Your Child

The most important thing is to make time to listen to your child and have conversations with your child about everyday things such as a visit to the supermarket or a walk to the park.  During these conversations point out what you see, hear, smell and touch using all your senses.  Get your child to join in and this will help build their art of conversation and vocabulary.  Play games such as I spy on your travels too!

Reading is key to all learning and pupils who read regularly make better progress.  Make time to read daily with your child.  Use the reading book your child brings home from school.  Also, ask your child questions about what they have read such as “How do you think Cinderella felt when she couldn't’t go to the ball?  How do we know this?Please support your child with any homework that they bring home.  Make sure they have time and space to complete it.  Check that they understand the instructions.

Look at the after school clubs provided by the school and see if your child would benefit from attending.  They are another great way to learn and support your child.

Make sure your child has their PE kit, reading book and homework on the required days.

On school days ensure your child has plenty of sleep by going to bed early so they are ready for a full days learning.

Enjoy quality time with your child by giving them your full attention!


Ankermoor Angels 

Ankermoor Angels is a self esteem and well being group. Where children are made to feel special. They are helped to express and communicate their feelings and raise self esteem.  They are supported when improving their social skills and in a calm, relaxing and safe environment!

The aims of this programme are:

  • Develop communication skills - learn to talk to other children and adults about important feelings and emotions.
  • Develop social interaction skills - sharing thoughts and feelings with other children and respecting one another's views. Following a set of rules relating to how we share thoughts, what to share and who to share with.
  • Build trusting relationships - Chance to bond and make friends with older and younger children in the group.

As well as talking about how they feel, they do activities that also help them express how they are feeling such as:

  • Tremendous tree
  • Bucket filling 
  • Puppets
  • Making Stress Balls
  • Activity sheets
  • Mindfulness

Here are some comments from the current angels:

" I have been an angel since 2016. When I first started angels I wasn't quite sure about it but now I like angels it is a helpful club that not all kids get to do so that makes me feel special because i have become helpful and  respectful.  I am now an Ankermoor angel buddy"  17.06.18

" I joined angels because my mum was worried about me. I was worried alot and upset about my mum and how poorly she is sometimes. I enjoy it because I can spend time with my friends which makes me get rid of my worries and talk about them more. I was chosen to be an Angel buddy which made me happy, excited and proud. I feel comfortable and happy to share ideas and thoughts with my angel friends. I will be sad to leave Angels" 25.06.18

Ankermoor Angels is ran by our Mental Health Lead - Mrs Bryan