Westbury Park Primary School

Westbury Park School

How to help your child's learning

There are a number of things parents can do to help their child's learning.



Suggested Reading Lists

One of the most important skills a child can acquire is the ability to read independently and for meaning. Books are the stepping stones of imagination and our aim is to instil in your child a love of books and a passion for the written word.

The following reading lists have been organised by year group and include recommended books selected by the Love4Reading website.. The reading lists for Years 4-6 contain some older titles and may well be less familiar. They are, nevertheless, from authors with a proven track record in writing high quality literature and we hope that you may discover a gem among them which becomes a firm favourite with your child.

Happy reading.

There is more treasure in books than in the entire pirate's loot on Treasure Island.”  - Walt Disney

Suggested Reading Lists


The following guides provide some suggestions of activities and games to support your child with the grammar and punctuation aspects of the English curriculum. Each booklet details the objectives that most children should be able to achieve by the end of each year.  A list of websites for online games and activities is provided at the end of each booklet.

Grammar Support Booklets


The ‘Spelling guidance for Parents’ gives an overview of the key strategies used to support spelling and a selection of activities which you might like to try at home with your child.  Recommended websites with online spelling games are listed at the end of the booklet.

Spelling Guidance for Parents

75 fun ways to practise spellings

Other useful resources:

Keyword Sheet (High frequency words in alphabetical order)

First 100 high frequency words

Next 200 high frequency words

Example of cursive handwriting

Handwriting Lines

Examples of pre-cursive handwriting 

For good literacy websites check out these below:

Love reading logo     Guardian books     Scholastic


Harper Collins    Usborne Children's Books  


Or try a local Lit Fest: 

Bath Lit Fest  Hay Lit Fest  Cheltenham Lit Fest


Our maths team has developed a large stock of resources - available to parents here:

How to help your child with maths

Help with areas of the maths curriculum

Help with times tables

Maths and Logic Games 

Useful templates

Calculation Policy