The aim of this page is for parents to have an understanding of how to support their child on their learning journey.
What you can do at home?
Generally encourage your child to research the areas we are studying from books they have at home or visit the library. Support your child in researching these subjects on the internet.
Most importantly, allow your child to practice, little and often, aspects of their learning, especially reading, times tables and spelling.
Depending on which class your child is in, weekly homework will include reading, spelling, maths, English and topic work. Ask your child what homework he or she has. Support them to complete it, but don’t do it for them. Allow them to make mistakes and learn from them. Find a quiet place for homework to be completed.
Be a good role model. Make sure children see you reading and writing (even if it is a shopping list!) Talk to your children about your day and their day. Watch TV with your child and talk about what you see. Children should read to an adult or themselves, depending on age, for 15 minutes each day. Talk about what happened in stories and help children find out the meaning of unknown words. Encourage your child to use a local library. Encourage children to write stories information books, diaries, anything that captures their interest and encourages them to practice more at home.
Maths We have created KIRFS (Key Instant Recall Fact Sheets). KIRFS are designed to support the development of the mental skills that underpin much of the maths work in schools. They are particularly useful when calculating, be it adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing.
The KIRFS will be sent home at the start of every half term for parents to use with their child. If you would like further support in how to use them, please speak to your child’s class teacher.
Look at prices in shops, look at timetables and tell the time with them. Show children how to tell the time Get them to help with cooking and DIY, so they can practice weighing and measuring Encourage them to count in 2s, 5s 10s etc. Help them learn multiplication facts. Up to year 2, practice the 2x, 5x and 10x tables. In year 3 and 4 extend this into the 3x and 4x and 6x tables and into yr5 and 6, the 7x, 8x, 9x 11x and 12x tables.
Encourage your child to write sentences and stories on the computer to improve keyboard skills. Use the internet with your child to research areas of interest. IMPORTANT- unsupervised internet research can allow children to reach inappropriate material. For further information see our Internet Safety page.
PE Make sure your child has the right PE kit at school. Encourage them to be active outside of school and to share their sporting successes with us.
French Encourage your child to tell you new French words and phrases they have learnt, even if you don’t speak French yourself! We hope these ideas are useful.
There a lots of great games and websites on the internet to help your child in their learning. From finding out new knowledge to practising recently acquired new skills.
We are always looking for new websites to add to this page. If you know of any websites that you would like to share please do email the office and we will add that to the list.
There are also great websites that need an annual subscription. In particular we recommend:
BBC Bitesize for KS1 http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/levels/z3g4d2p
BBC Bitesize for KS2 http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/levels/zbr9wmn
Primary games http://primarygamesarena.com/
Woodland resources http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/interactive/ Woodland games http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/games/
Crickweb games http://www.crickweb.co.uk/
ICT games http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html
Maths is fun http://www.mathsisfun.com/
www.Mathletics.co.uk Mathletics is an inspiring and engaging online platform for improving and reinforcing maths skills. Mathletics is designed to inspire children with the desire to learn and the confidence to succeed!