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