These resources are provided to help you support your child’s learning of English, reading and writing at school.
Many parents were not taught grammar at school and therefore might not be confident with the topic. If you struggle with grammar, www.thepunctuationshow.com has produced a guide to the new national curriculum’s grammatical terms.
The purpose of this guide is to help explain some of the terms, which your son or daughter is expected to know as part of the new national curriculum.
Another useful resource is Grammar Explained which is designed to support pupils in learning the terms used; https://content.lgfl.org.uk/secure/grammar/ - To access this resource, parents need to enter their children's LGFL log in details.
Reading at home guidance
There are a range of strategies needed to become competent readers and enjoy books. We need to teach our children all of the strategies available for them to be able to select the most appropriate method for them to use to read.
We have produced guidance that we hope will be useful for you to help your child to learn to read fluently and enjoy books.
Reading and spelling words
The KS1 national curriculum has a six-phase teaching programme to help teachers teach children how the alphabet works for reading and spelling. The following documents include the phase two to six reading words and Year 2 common exception words – you can use these to help with your child’s reading at home:
Parent’s English workshop
Our English leaders deliver workshops to help you support on the English curriculum and how you can support your child with learning in English.
These resources are provided to help you support your child's learning of maths at school.
Times Tables Guide
We have a useful guide to support your child learn their times tables. The guide includes the order in which times tables should be learned, methods, tips and tricks for learning times tables, language and times tables and how to master the times tables.
Parent’s maths workshop
Our maths leaders deliver workshops on the maths curriculum and how you can support your child with learning in maths.
Key maths topics
The following documents set out the key topics covered in each of our maths schemes:
Maths No Problem!
For maths teaching in school we use the ‘Maths No Problem!’ series of textbooks, developed in Singapore and aligned to the UK national curriculum. The focus of the series is on teaching by allowing enough time on a topic for a child to understand it thoroughly before moving on. Find out more about the teaching method at www.mathsnoproblem.co.uk.
Maths No Problem! has also produced a number of learning at home videos and guides to help support your child’s, and your, understanding of the maths concepts they are learning in school. Each video is presented by the Maths No Problem! founder, Dr Yeap Ban Har.
End of Key Stage Assessments
At the end of a key stage the children are assessed. These assessments take place in the Summer term of year 2 and are informally referred to as ‘SATs’.
The tests cover the three core subjects English, Mathematics and Science. The assessments are used in conjunction with the teacher's knowledge and evidence in the children's books.