Supporting your child's learning
National curriculum tests
Michael Tidd, author of the 'Ramblings of a Teacher' blog has created some informative videos for parents about the KS1 and KS2 national curriculum tests. You can see his videos here.
In the children's section of our website, you can find a series of learning links, which will take you to games and activities your child can play to help reinforce and consolidate their learning.
This includes a link to the Mathletics website and to activities provided by BBC Bitesize.
If you would like any other ideas for learning and games and activities, please ask your child's class teacher for ideas.
Supporting your child with maths
Providing support to your child's learning at home can be really valuable in reinforcing what they have learnt at school. These leaflets provide some useful tips and information for supporting your child's learning in maths.
Home learning support and national expectations
Our termly reports show show progression in mastering the subjects for that year group. We have completed a set of grids which parents can refer to if they wish to, which show the national expectations for children to achieve by the end of year year group. If you wish to support children with any additional home learning, these would be key areas to focus on.
Supporting reading at home
This leaflet - 'Supporting your child's reading' - provides some useful ideas for parents and carers for supporting reading at home.
We have also provided some guidance on questions that you can ask your child when you are reading with them at home:
We use a method of supporting reading called DERIC. You can download more information about DERIC here.
At Home Farm we use a six-phase programme called 'Letters and Sounds' designed to help to teach children to read and spell with phonics. You can find more information and some practical help in the information leaflet for parents below. You can also download copies of the phonic recognition cards, decodable words and tricky words that are taught in EYFS and Class 1 and recorded in the children's phonics books:
You can also find useful guidance on the Oxford Owl website.
Your Daughter's Future
Parents of our older girls might be interested in this resource, which provides help for parents on supporting their daughter's education and career choices. Some of the content is focused on older girls, but there is some useful material on confidence, resilience and self-esteem issues.