Supporting at Home...

To start with - check the book bag! As well as reading books or other homework, this is where you'll find letters from the school before it’s too late. Daily reading, weekly spelling and half termly homework will greatly benefit your child and of course, support the work we do in school.

Useful website links:

(Please see your child's teacher if you need their username and password).


Here are some other suggested ideas and resources when supporting your child at home....


Suggested book lists to help for reading with your child at home...

Ready for School - Books to read before starting in Year R

Moving Up - Books to read as your child moves from Year 2 into Year 3


Reading tips for Parents - Advice on how to support reading with your child



Spelling Games and Activities - Make learning spellings fun!



Times Table Progression - Our progression document and the language that we use for testing times table facts

Calculation Examples - Videos and advice on how to help your child to approach the four main operations.

Maths Dictionary - definitions and examples of tricky mathematical terms.

National Numeracy Parent Toolkit - Ideas and resources to explore maths at home

Tips for Good Homework Habits:

  • Find a quiet place at home to use. It needs to have plenty of space, good light, a flat surface and the right equipment (e.g. pens, pencils, ruler).
  • Be aware of modern strategies for teaching methods (e.g. long division). Don't teach them the methods you used at school - it could confuse them. Ask your child's teacher if you are unsure.
  • Agree a homework plan with your child which states when your child will do their homework.
  • Make sure your child has had something nutritional to eat before starting any homework tasks.
  • Talk about any homework tasks with your child and try help them to see how it supports what they are studying at school.
  • Make sure the TV is turned off so they aren't distracted. They might want music on if it helps them.
  • Don't give your child the answer just so they can finish. Help them to research the answer (e.g. looking up information or using a dictionary).
  • Don't make homework a chore. Use games and a variety of ways to keep it a fun and special time that you both look forward to.