The aim of this page is for parents to have a range of resources to support them in helping their child on their learning journey. As well as supporting children in their weekly homework we encourage parents to fully support their child’s learning journey.
This aim of this page is to offer a range of resources to help and support parents.
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 home work 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.
Year 1 KIRFS
Year 2 KIRFS
Year 3 KIRFS
Year 4 KIRFS
Year 5 KIRFS
Year 6 KIRFS
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 you 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
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.