We firmly believe that the family and school need to work together and welcome all involvement in school life
Our curriculum is outlined here – and there are plenty of things that you can do to support learning at home.
The simplest of which is to talk to your child frequently about what they are learning in school. Holding conversations with your child about anything at all will support their development of vocabulary, understanding of the world around them and give them context to their learning.
Additionally they will have a reading book which, even if your child can read well, it always helps to have an audience. Sharing books with your children can be incredibly useful, and very special, whatever the age! They are welcome to take extra books out of the library – just ask your class teacher.
Tips for reading with your child can be found here.
In addition the children will also have a personalised learning target – in maths for example it may be about learning a specific times table – or working on a calculation method. The older children have their targets in their home school diary, and the targets for the younger ones will be sent home by the class teacher. There are lots of ways you can support learning maths facts at home – whether it is just quizzing or questioning or playing games on a tablet or phone.
Key Stage 1 games here: ks1-number-games-to-play-with-your-child.pdf
Parent’s guide to maths vocabulary: primary-maths-glossary-parent-and-carer-information-sheet.pdf
Online School Links
In addition children in class 2, 3 and 4 will have a log in for google drive – this will also take them to an ‘online’ classroom which will have link, ideas and different activities for their topics. Find a guide to Google Docs and Drive here.
Websites for Class 1 (Early Years and Reception age children)
Here are some useful websites you may like to use with your child: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrBsNhwxzgc (this is a link to playdough gym which supports fine motor development. You will need playdough, but do have a go at making some! Here is the recipe:
1 cup of flour, 1 cup of salt, half a cup boiling water, 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil, 1 tablespoon of cream of tartar
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/
In addition to the activities and ideas mentioned above your child will also receive homework – more so in Key Stage 2.