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How to help your child read


Click here to see the top 10 tips to help your child learn to read.

Parent video: 10 things to think about when you read to your child


How to teach blending


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Read Write Inc. Phonics: Ruth Miskin on how to teach blending to children

Ruth Miskin demonstrates how to teach children phonics through assisted word blending. You can find out more about Ruth's Read Write Inc. Phonics approach at...


How to say the sounds


Watch this video to find out how to help children pronounce the phonemes in phonics.


Parent video: How to say the sounds

Capital Letters


This is a useful and fun video that explains Capital letters.


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When Do You Use a Capital Letter | Singalong for Kids | The Capital Letter Song | Learn the Alphabet

Many young children are unsure when to use a capital letter. If your child sometimes puts a capital letter in the wrong place, then this video will help. Joi...


Full stops


Full stops come at the end of a sentence. The sentence must have told you something, this might be a question. 


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Nessy Writing Strategy | Capital Letters and Full Stops

When should you use a capital letter? At the start of a sentence! When should you use a full stop? At the end. ► Subscribe: ► Visit our...


Exclamation marks and question marks. 


Use a ! to add more excitement.


Use a ? at the end of a question. Your question must start with a question word. 


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Nessy Writing Strategy | When to Use a Question Mark | When to Use an Exclamation Point

Where do question and exclamation marks go? At the end of the sentence! Use ! to show more excitement and ? to ask a question. Help with grammar and punctua...


There are many different types of sentences. 


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The next video is going to teach you how to add a suffix to a verb. The word will stay the same but it will have a new ending for example 'help' can become 'helping' 'helped' or 'helper'.


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Prefix is when a word gets a new meaning for example 'kind' becomes 'unkind'. 


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Joining words and phrases


This video helps us understand 'joining words' and 'phrases'.


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What are phrases and clauses? | Oxford Owl

Learn how to use sentences, phrases and clauses with our fun animation. Perfect to help with grammar homework and to prepare for the Key Stage 2 SATs test.Fi...


Plural Noun Suffixes


This video demonstrates how to use plural noun suffixes- e/es for example dog-dogs and wish- wishes.


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Nessy Spelling Strategy | Plurals -s -es | Learn to Spell

What is a plural? Why do some plurals end in 's' and others in 'es'? The Plural-a-tor has the answers!► Subscribe: ► Visit our website:...


Singular and Plural


noun names an object, person or place.

When a noun is singular, it means there is one of them. When a noun is plural it means there is more than one.


'Dog', 'balloon' and 'table' are singular nouns because there is only one of each of them. 


If these nouns were plural, it would mean there were more than one of them. An 's' would be added to the end of each word to make the words 'dogs', 'balloons' and 'tables'.