Helping Your Child

RECEPTION
  • Read with your child for 10 minutes every day.
  • Practise basic maths skills (please see mid-term planning).
  • Look for print, letters and numbers around you and talk about what you see when you’re out and about.
  • Encourage your child to do as much as they can independently.
You will also find a weekly handout of how you can support your child’s learning at home on the Reception Parents’ board, which is specific to what we are learning each week.
 
YEAR ONE
  • Daily reading, ideally a mixture of fiction and non-fiction.
  • Encourage writing in full sentences about things that interest them or they have done.
  • Practise basic maths skills (see Maths mid-term planning for more detail).

YEAR TWO

  • Read daily with your child.  Hear them read, but also read to them.  Visit the library frequently!

  • Allow your child to handle money and count coins.  This will support their basic skills of counting in 2s, 3s, 5s, and 10s.  Shop for small items, add amounts together and find the difference to get change.  

 
YEAR THREE
  • Practise their recall of the times tables
  • Daily reading and book discussion
  • Practise spelling high frequency words
 
YEAR FOUR
  • Practise their recall of the times tables
  • Daily reading and book discussion
  • Practise spelling high frequency words
 
YEAR FIVE
  • Practise their recall of the times tables
  • Daily reading and book discussion
  • Practise spelling high frequency words
 
YEAR SIX
You can support your children at home by regularly doing the ‘basics’ with them:
  • reading daily
  • practicing the weekly set spellings
  • regular times tables practice
As well as this take a look at our basic maths skills to see how you can support your child progress through the targets set.