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.
“There is more treasure in books than in the entire pirate's loot on Treasure Island.” - Walt Disney
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.
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.
Other useful resources:
For good literacy websites check out these below:
Or try a local Lit Fest:
Our maths team has developed a large stock of resources - available to parents here: