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Helping your child at home

Supporting Your Child's Learning - The Power of Practice

All the research shows that when school and parents work together, children are more successful in their learning. There are a number of things that you can do that will really help your child:

  • Come to Parents' Evenings and regularly discuss your child's progress with the class teacher  
  • Talk with your child about what they have been learning in school - an overview of each year group's curriculum for each term can be found on the website
  • Read to your child, read with them and listen to them read 
  • Set aside short amounts of time, with your child, where they can complete any home learning tasks and practise skills and knowledge they have been taught at school
  • Find out more about learning by attending parent workshops. 
  • Parents have found it useful to set boundaries where homework needs to be completed before gaming time is allowed or limiting the hours their child is allowed on a game each week. 

A list of suggested books - which are also available to borrow from your local library.

This is a simple guide to how children are taught to form letters, particularly useful for children in Reception to Year 1.

This booklet is for parents of 5+ year olds (from the department for education website). It gives lots of tips and guidance on how to get involved with your child's learning.

This booklet is for parents of 8-13 year olds (from the department for education website). It gives lots of tips and guidance on how to help with homework.

A presentation on the Year 1 phonics screening which will help you practice phonics with your child.

In a workshop run by Learn2Love2Read this presentation shows you how children learn to read.

At Langdale Free School we use White Rose Maths plans and resources. This scheme of work supports a mastery approach to teaching and learning and has been designed to support the aims and objectives of the  National Curriculum. In addition to knowing and applying basic number skills, pupils are also required to reason mathematically, solve problems using different strategies and communicate their understanding effectively. Parents help at home is essential in helping children develop and strengthen these skills.