Hollybush Primary School

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Lexia and Nessy

If your child (Years 2-6) has been identified as needing additional support for reading and spelling, they will have access to either Lexia or Nessy reading programmes online. Check with your child to see if they have a Nessy or Lexia login.

Research show that both these programmes are highly effective in improving reading skills and spelling when used them everyday.  

It is important that your child spends at least 20 minutes everyday on the programme to make progress.

If your child has forgotten their password, are struggling to access the resources or you have questions please email you year group email.  

Click  below to access the programme



Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent word reading and spelling. The pupil may have difficulties with:

  • Memory – the pupil may struggle to retain information, may find it hard to hold questions, information or instructions in their head for long enough to act on them and may know something  one day and forget it the next
  • Speed of processing – the pupil may find it difficult to recall relevant information quickly and fluently in order to answer questions or perform other functions.
  • Phonological awareness – the pupil may struggle to hear, isolate and manipulate sounds in words. This can include struggling to recognise rhymes and syllables.

Things you can do to

  • Give information in small chunks (repeated!) and check understanding.
  • Plenty of over learning of skills and concepts (practice and repeat) to give every opportunity to embed learning.
  • Ensure any reading material is at the correct level.
  • Reducing the number of tasks required to demonstrate competence (such as 5 Maths problems instead of 25)
  • Increased time to complete tasks including quizzes, tests and other class based work.
  • Monitoring time spent on learning and adjusting as necessary. Work for short period of 10-15 minutes with a break. 
  • Multi- sensory learning.

Below are some games, activities and resources to help you child improve memory, listening and attention, hearing, isolating and manipulating sounds and practice spellings.

 Resources to support your child
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