Your Role

Ways you can help your child

Children’s education begins at home with their parents, carers and family members as their first teachers.  When children start school, teachers build on this learning.


There are always things you can do to help your child with their learning. Each week the staff send a newsletter home (also on school website), informing you about the learning going on in school that week. Please read the letter and help your child in any way you can.


When children come to school it is a great help if they can recognise their own names as they are used for coat pegs, milk labels etc.


With partnership in mind, we always welcome parents/carers who would like to come into school to help. There are a variety of activities which parents/carers can help with from simple jobs to helping a group of children with a given task. Do let us know if you would like to come in and help and we can discuss an area in which you would like to be involved.


We are very grateful for any cardboard boxes and other bits and pieces for collage work and model making, which might fire children’s imagination. e.g. buttons, beads, tops, feathers, lolly sticks, small off-cuts of wood.

Useful websites to support your child's learning

https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/

How to pronounce letter sounds: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqhXUW_v-1s

 

Useful Links to support your child with reading and writing

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-2-games.html

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-3.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/cvc/whirl/

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase2Menu.htm

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html

http://www.lcfclubs.com/englishzone/

http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading

http://www.phonicsinternational.com/guidance_book.pdf  - This describes the synthetic phonics approach

 

New to the EYFS Statutory Framework

It is widely recognised the vital role that parents have in supporting their children’s learning and development. Parents need to know what to expect in relation to their child’s development through the different age bands of the EYFS.

What to expect, when? is a simple guide which takes parents through the expectations of each age band in the EYFS and how they can support their children’s learning and development.

This latest addition to the EYFS suite of materials is available to download as a free pdf from: www.foundationyears.org.uk/eyfs-statutory-framework

 

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