This site’s approach to literacy should help you keep up with what your child needs to learn. The unique skills numbering system means you can keep track of exactly what they already know, and what they need to know. There are also links to exercises and tests to help you help them!
Just click on the menus in the skills lists and you can go through the skills your child needs, one at a time, and test them as you go along. Best of all, because the skills are numbered, you always know where you are with them, and what progress they’re making.
You can also help them work at their own pace. We always have a quick explanation for people who are in a hurry or just want to find out which skill they should start from. Then we go on to more detailed explanations and things to do.
Here’s what the emojis mean:
🏁 The chequered flag on our pages means it’s just a short explanation for people who understand things quickly and want to move on to the exercises.
🔆 The sun emoji is where we give you a bit more feedback and encouragement to carry on making more progress through the skills, and often links to the next ones.
🚦The traffic light means there’s some more information.
🎯 📝 These ones mean it’s an exercise that it’s best to write out to check you’ve understood something, and to help you remember it.
✅ This one means it’s where you can find the corrections to any written exercises. Green is often used in schools when students correct their own work, so you could do the same if you have a green pen.
⬇️ This one tells you the answer to the exercise is further on down the page.
🎯 💻 These emojis are next to links to exercises that have been checked and work with PC’s. Many of these sites will give you scores, so you can check your understanding and progress.
🎓 This symbol is next to a more detailed explanation, if you want to extend your understanding of something. It’s also where we put the more technical jargon that surrounds literacy and grammar, so we can keep the shorter explanations more accessible and easier to remember.