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The primary years in school form the bedrock on which your child with develop and flourish. It marks the beginning of a formal learning journey which will extend to high school and beyond.

A strong partnership between school and home adds another dimension which can strengthen and broaden your child’s achievement.

General Advice for Parents

Click here to visit the Oxford Owl for Home website.  This website contains lots of information and advice for parents including activities to support your child’s learning.  It’s really worth a look!

Reading and Writing

Reading is a key area in which you can secure progress and develop confidence and enjoyment. Reading to your child in the first instance – using your best ‘story teller’s voice’! Reading with them and talking about what they have read and understood form the next steps.

In school we will be teaching the children how to read and write through a scheme called Read, Write, Inc.

Please click here for further information on Read Write Inc including video clips for parents which explain more about the scheme, show how to teach phonics and demonstrate how to pronounce pure sounds.


Children need to have mathematical ‘agility’ if they are to make good progress and achieve required expectations. This means having a sound understanding of basic number concepts and a confidence to apply these skills accurately to a range of problem solving calculations.

As parents you can provide huge support in this area by helping your children learn their times tables.

Please don’t be afraid to support your child in more formal homework tasks. We recognise that some of the current ways of teaching maybe different to the ways you were taught, so please refer to the documents below, which accompany the White Rose Mathematics curriculum that we use across school.