At St John Fisher, we are committed to providing for pupils with high abilities whilst enabling all pupils to flourish. We are committed to challenging all pupils, including those with high abilities, to achieve their best.
SUGGESTIONS FOR SUPPORTING ABLE CHILDREN AT HOME:
- Read with them, and to them, even if they are good readers.
- Able children enjoy learning new words. Have a new ‘word of the week’ at home.
- Extend their general knowledge with a ‘fact of the week’
- Encourage physical activity to develop co-ordination and general fitness
- Do not always focus on your child’s obvious skills. Encourage him or her to sample new activities.
- Information and Communication Technology offers vast possibilities. Schools can advise on appropriate websites.
- All types of puzzles, crosswords, logic games, word games, card games and board games help to develop children’s thinking skills and social interaction.
- Learn a new language together.
- Give children a broad range of experiences.
- Sometimes the most effective support that a parent can provide may be to limit the number of engagements and formal activities their child is exposed to, in order to ensure that the child has the space and free time in which to play, experiment and develop hobbies and interests of his or her own.
RESOURCES FOR PARENTS:
Grid Club has lots of ideas to support able pupils.
- Aquila Magazine: Click here
Aquila is a ‘fun magazine for lively minded children’ aged 8 to 13.