Supporting Your Child
We believe passionately that strong links between school and the home help children get the very best out of their learning. This section provides some information and links to help parents support school-learning at home. We hope you find them useful.
Parenting Courses – Free to parents in Hertfordshire
Literacy Help for KS2
Autism Parent Support Groups
www.naturegrid.org.uk/infant/index.html – Suitable for KS1 with lots of activities.
www.eric-carle.com – The official Eric Carle website – features ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and ‘The Red Fox’.
www.peterrabbit.co.uk – The world of Beatrix Potter tells us about the life of the author and the characters in her books.
www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies – Activities and games based on CBeebies characters such as the Teletubbies, Fimbles, Tweenies and Bob the Builder. Aimed at ages up to 6.
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/digger – Digger and the Gang activities to support Year 3 and 4 of the National Strategies for Literacy and Numeracy, and KS1 and KS2 programmes of study.
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/dynamo – DynaMo Literacy, numeracy and science games, including Spellbound and Who’s Spooking Who? Designed for home use.
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/revisewise – Activities designed to prepare children for KS2 National Tests.
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/spellits – Covers the word and text objectives of year 3, 4 and 5 of the National Literacy Strategy.
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship – Aimed at children preparing for KS1 National Tests in English.
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/magickey – Can be used for reception year and year 1.
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures – Learning phonics for years 1, 2 and 3 with interactive games suitable using an interactive whiteboard.
READING, SPAG and MATHS REVISION to support end of KS2 tests
The websites below may help you revise for your tests.
- SATs for parents and carers
- Information about SPAG test
- Punctuation…and more
- Woodlands…loads to offer!
- Pie Corbett’s Blog
- Word classes
- Features of sentences
- Complex sentences
- Standard English
- Formal/informal contractions
- SATs Maths revision
- Writing fun
- Spelling games
- English Revision – made easy
- Maths competing fun
- Maths Hit the button