Letter to parents

Letter to parents

If you are introducing Wordshark to parents, the below wording may be useful:

Dear parents

We are pleased to inform you that your child will be given access to Wordshark Online from home. Wordshark is a computer program with a long track record of helping students improve their reading and spelling skills, using games.

To access the program, your child will be given login details – including the school’s unique Wordshark website address. This you will need to bookmark on your home device. Then once logged in, your child can show you the words they are working on under ‘My Play Words’ - and the games they play.

The program will first place them at a suitable point in the ‘Supershark’ course. From there they will then be moved on each time they master a list.
Importantly, they may also have Set Work spellings from their teacher.

The very best thing you can do to help, is talk to your child about the words they are learning,  and their favourite games - and to remind them to sign in and play for about 15-20 minutes for as many days as possible each week. That way, if you can maintain a regular routine of practice, they will make real progress.
Their teacher will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

This information page may also be helpful: Information for parents / students

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