Helping your child

 

Homework

We believe that “homework” is a sharing process – home with school and school with home. We also have a responsibility to make a positive effect on the child’s attitude towards school and education.

Initially pupils are encouraged to read and share books with their parents as often as possible, as the child becomes a more fluent reader, parents can encourage silent reading and monitor their child’s progress through discussion.

All pupils have a reading record in which children, staff and parents can comment. Once they have read four times at home they see Mrs Hardy who gives them a Head Teachers sticker.

In addition, children in KS1 & KS2 complete an open ended weekly homework task relating to a work topic in school.  It is handed out on a Friday and expected to be completed and handed in by the following Thursday to be marked. 

Homework is very important, children are expected to work hard at school, however, they need the opportunity to “unwind” at home and have time to broaden their experiences through other activities e.g. brownies, cubs, sport, dance and clubs.

Please see the homework policy for further information.

 

Articulation of Phonemes

This link to youtube clip could be used to help you support your children inhow they should say and learn the sounds for the letters of the alphabet and the consonant digraphs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqhXUW_v-1s

 

Maths Workshop Sheets for Foundation Stage and KS1 Parents 

These sheets are designed to help parents help their children with their maths. 

 

KS1 PARENTS MATHS MEASURES

KS1 PARENTS MATHS COUNTING AND CALCULATION

KS1 PARENTS MATHS MONEY

KS1 PARENTS MATHS SHAPE

KS1 PARENTS MATHS TIME

 

In addition, please find below a list of books which may be useful to support numeracy at home. 

Numercy Booklist

 

Literacy (KS1)

As part of the literacy standards for each year group, it is expected that children can read and spell the common exception words by the end of the school year.  These words cannot be sounded easier and children often make mistakes when reading or spelling them.  For example – the word half is often spelt harf.   

If you would like to do some extra reading or spelling at home, then try words from the common exception words list. These will help them be more accurate with their reading and spelling.  Year 2 children need to see the Year 1 words too, because there may be words there, they find tricky too.

While reading with your child at home you may wish to ask some questions, click for examples, to help support their learning. 

 

We teach Precursive Handwriting in school so the children can easily progress to joined up writing when they are ready. Click here to see the letter formations.

 

Dance Mat Typing

An introduction to touch typing for children aged 7 - 11 years.  Each of the 4 levels are divided into 3 stages. Begin at Level 1 and build up your skills gradually through to Level 4.  Click here to link to the Touch typing for children.

 

Head Lice

Scratch scratch. Scratch. Your childs head is feeling really itchy. Could it be lice?  If so, you're not alone. Every year, between 6 and 12 million people worldwide get head lice. Most of those millions are kids. Any kid who goes to school has probably already heard about lice. They can spread easily at schools, so if one kid gets them, the rest of the class might get them, too. Look at the attached sheet for advise on what can you do.

headlice information sheet