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Dyslexia Day (Friday 26th June 2015)

Friday 26th June 2015

Beaumont Lodge Primary School is dedicating a day to Dyslexia. Throughout the day the children of the school will be taking part in activities which will help raise awareness of the learning difficulty.


Aims of Dyslexia Day :

  • For the children to become more aware of differences and diversity - we are all different and we are all unique.
  • To understand that we learn in different ways.
  • To gain an understanding of what Dyslexia is.


What will be happening throughout the day

Dyslexia day will start with an assembly to introduce the theme. The assembly will start at 9.05am in the hall.


The children will then rotate around the different classes in each Key Stage, where each teacher will choose a famous Dyslexic person and investigate their talent through different practical activities. There are numerous famous people with Dyslexia inlcuding well known author Roald Dahl and Albert Einstein.


There will be 3 rotations of classes

Below are some movie trailers made by children of Beaumont Lodge Primary School dedicated to director Steven Spielberg who suffers from Dyslexia.

Leo's Movie

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Liam's Movie

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Emily's Movie

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Here is what some of the children of Beaumont Lodge Primary School have been saying about Dyslexia Day!


Year 1

"I liked cooking and learning about Jamie Oliver." - Laila


"I enjoyed the sticking and colouring." - Sienna


"I enjoyed the colouring activity because it was fun!" - Sam


Year 2

"I loved Dyslexia day because we got to cook in year 1 and do art in year 2 and draw in year 3!" - Gracie


"I thought Dyslexia day was really really amazing because we got to go around different classes." - Gresa


"I thought Dyslexia day was really fun! I enjoyed Jamie Oliver cooking, Roald Dahl writing and Pablo Piccasso pictures." - Calvin


Year 4

"I enjoyed today, especially when we went to the ICT suite and we made a dino scratch and we try and get the dinosaur to chase something. I also enjoyed when we made a horrible medicine!" - Tasha


"I really liked today because of all the fun activities and because we were learning about famous people with Dyslexia that achieved amazing things." - Corey


"I enjoyed today especially when we made a medicine with everything inside it. we also decorated a bottle. for the medicine. I had a fantastic day!" - Ashleigh   


Year 5

"This was a great day, it was very good and fun. I find it very interesting how far people got with Dyslexia." - Robert


"I thought every activity I did so far was awesome but I liked the scratch activity the best!" - Sophie


"I think Dyslexia day has made us all happy and it has shown us to never give up no matter what. It has been amazing." - Lillie


Year 6

"What I learnt in Dyslexia day was that Pablo Piccasso had Dyslexia and that when he does art he sees things in a different way. We also did abstract art, we had to do a face and make it like his." - Nimco


"I liked Dyslexia day because its taught me how it feels to have this disability." - Stacie


"The day was the most fun I've had all year!" - Kristafer


"I learned that Pablo Picasso was Dyslexic and the reason his pictures wee mixed up was because he tried to do different angles of peoples faces." - Madison

Famous people with Dyslexia

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty which mainly effects a persons ability to read and spell words.


Who can it effect?

It is estimated that 1 in 10 people in the UK suffer from some degree of Dyslexia. The learning difficulty is known to effect people of all ethnicities. Dyslexia only affects some skills and abilities, and is not linked to a person's general level of intelligence. Children of all intellectual abilities, from low to high intelligence, can be affected by dyslexia.


What causes Dyslexia?

The exact cause of Dyslexia is unknown, but it is seen more commonly in families.


For more information regarding Dyslexia, please visit: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Dyslexia/Pages/Introduction.aspx