Helping your child at home

There are a number of ways you can help your child’s learning at home. Regular reading – both reading with your child and listening while they read to you – is very beneficial at all ages, as is taking children to see places of interest. This gives children a wider context for their learning, especially if visits are tied in with school topics.

There are other things you can do, depending on the age of your child:
  • Times table practice (from year 2)
  • Learn phonetic phonemes
  • Learn spellings
  • Ensure homework is completed and handed in on time
  • Take your child to the library, to choose books but also to research topics
  • Talk to your child about what they are learning! As well as giving you information, the process of “explaining” what they’ve learned to you will help fix that knowledge in the child’s mind

For more detailed information on how you can help your child specifically with reading, writing and maths, please see our Literacy and Numeracy pages.

Home Learning during school closure

EYFS - Home Learning Resources

Early Years parents: Head to Oxford Owl for Home for free RWI eBooks and other resources provided by Oxford University press. You will just need to sign up for free!

Year 1 - Home Learning Resources

Year 2 - Home Learning Resources

Year 3 - Home Learning Resources

Year 4 - Home Learning Resources

Year 5 - Home Learning Resources

Year 6 - Home Learning Resources

More from the Year 6 Team: For some brilliant Literacy tasks whilst you're all working at home, check out the website below! I would highly recommend completing the 'Find the mistakes' tasks and also 'Homophones'. These tasks will keep your brains going and hone the literacy skills that we have been working on this year!

Here's some brilliant morning activities for you to work through this week. We will be posting a new 'Morning activity' Powerpoint at the beginning of each week, so don't forget to keep an eye on our school website!

Year 6 Morning Activities - Week Commencing 23 Mar

Here are some more Maths morning activities for you to work through this week. Don't forget to login to Purple Mash to work through your 2DO tasks!​

Year 6 Morning Activities (run this as a slideshow so you can check and reveal the answers - no cheating!) - Week Commencing 30 Mar

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