Supporting your child's learning
When school and parents work in partnership to support learning - this is a very powerful combination
We use the ELS scheme to support the teaching of phonics - this helps children to read and spell. Here is a link to an explanation of what ELS is .
How can I help at home?
Practising the sounds
- You can help your child practise the sounds they have been learning at school. Download the charts linked above (under What order are the sounds taught in?) so you can see the list of sounds in the order they’ll be taught. You can show these to your child along with the picture to help them remember.
- After children learn to read some sounds separately, they can start blending them together to form simple words. Take a look at the video below for ideas on how you can practise word blending with your child.
Reading decodable books
- Your child will bring home reading books with words that use the sounds they have been learning that week. You may hear these reading books called ‘decodable books’. Use the prompts inside the front and back covers to enjoy the book together and help your child practise reading
Beneath are links to some videos to support the pronunciation of pure sounds.
This site has many activities videos in a huge range of curriculum areas.
As a school we subscribe to a range of online learning platforms. Children from Year 1 to Year 6 have logins for Times Table Rockstars and Spelling Shed. If unsure of login details contact your child's class teacher by email (email addresses on the Year Pages)
Click the images below to take you directly to the login page of each website:
You could also listen to stories online using these sites:
Other useful learning website include:
BBC Bitesize KS1:
Online learning and activities
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.
Creative computer programming
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
All kinds of making.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes