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! 

As a school we do not set formal homework but we do ask that you invest time in talking to and reading with your child. 

Here are some tips Reading tips and questions for parents

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.

Also included here are some useful resources. 

It is important that children learn to write letter shapes clearly. We teach letter shapes that will make joining easier as children become more fluent. The following shows how we teach children to write letters.  

letter shapes for parents

Reading and writing

The National Curriculum requires that children should learn letter sounds and their relationship to letter shapes- PHONICS. This helps them learn to blend sounds to read and segment sounds to spell. 

Letter sound chart

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

Not all words can be read by decoding the sounds. They are irregular and children learn to read them through seeing them often in the books they read or have read to them. The following documents list these words.

Sight words Year 1 (2)

230 Common Words (1)

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)