How to help your child


Research has shown that working at home with your child can have a very positive impact on their progress at school. Of course, it is not easy to find the time to do this or indeed to know what to do for best – especially in maths which can seem alien and new! (Does anyone else remember exchanging tens in column addition by ‘putting a milk bottle on the doorstep’?)

The links below show you some of the different ways in which you can help your child with their studies at home, sharing and enjoying their learning together.

• Fluent, effective handwriting is key to developing creative writing so download our school handwriting style and some exercises to help practise handwriting letters and patterns at home.
• Accurate, fast recall of spellings is also key to developing creative writing so download 40 different ways that you can help your child practise their spellings at home. Remember that you don’t have to try all of them – just keep doing the ones that work.
• Of course, there is no substitute for reading with your child on a daily basis – even if only for 10-15 minutes a day! This is why we send home a set of colour coded Reading Behaviour Sheets that detail the kind of skills and behaviours that the children should develop relevant to the book band that they are reading.

• Termly targets in reading, writing and mathematics are also sent home that show children’s progress relevant to their current levels, and suggested online activities are given to practise these.

For more information see the Pupil Learning section as well as the Homework, and Curriculum pages.

Below are the links to the pages of the "Reading Behaviour Sheets" booklet for Parents

Coversheet . Band 1 . Band 2 . Band 3 . Band 4 . Band 5 . Band 6 . Band 7 . Band 8 . Band 9

Band 10 . . . Band 11 . Band 12 (1) . Band 12 (2) . Band 12 (3) . Band 13 (1) . Band 13 (2)

Band 14 (1) . Band 14 (2) . Band 14 (3) . Band 15

Practising Spellings

Please click a link below to see the powerpoints from our new Year Group meetings for parents (12/9/16) on 'What are the expectations in my child's new year group and how can I help them to succeed.'

Tower Class Powerpoint-2018

Sheldon Class Powerpoint-2018

Sundial Class Powerpoint-2018