Supporting Learning at Home

Research shows that children who are supported at home achieve well. The main way to support your child is through talking to them- the too and fro conversations are essential ingredients for learning. Reading to your child helps develop their language, vocabulary and understanding and is a special and enjoyable time for everyone. As children begin to read allow them to read to you but don’t stop reading to them! 

This short video helps to explain how everyday activities can be learning activities: please see this link:

We are VERY happy to help parents who wish to learn more about how to help at home. Dana Dajani and Shama Saeed are happy to offer any advice you may need. They can both be contacted via the school office and can be found in the playground most mornings.

If you have any questions please ask your child’s teacher or contact the school office for advice.

Home learning during “lockdown” or self isolation

During 2020 and 2021 learning in school has been significantly disrupted. We have devised an accessible way for children to access learning remotely using simple tools to share pre recorded lessons. In line with our in school offer this consists of 3 taught sessions:

Book Based learning,



Each session has a follow up activity for Year 1 and Year 2 which children are expected to complete. Younger children have a suggested activity that they are invited to complete.

Supplementary activities are included. 

We also include an active session and a daily mindfulness session, as well as recommending daily fresh air and exercise. Whilst school is closed children will have a weekly class zoom to maintain face to face contact with friends and teacher. 

Also included here are some useful resources. 

letter shapes for parents

Letter sound chart

Phase 2-3-5a+phoneme mat (1)

Sight words Year 1 (2)

230 Common Words (1)

Parents evening maths support

Year 2 Maths guidance

Addition and Subtraction for parents_year 2

Multiplication and division

Our maths lead has created a film explaining our approach to maths “Mastery” (paste into your browser)