St. Giles CE Primary School

St. Giles Church of England (Aided) Primary School

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Helping your child to learn

Parental support for learning is the most valuable thing you can do to help your child do well in school. There are many ways you can do this - talking about and discussing work, school, the world and everything in it is the first and most important step in this. Taking an interest in what they are doing in school and extending their learning and thinking is guaranteed to support your child and equip them with the skills to succeed. Visiting places, quizzing them, helping them to solve problems, telling the time, making sure they know shapes, number bonds and times tables and so on - it all goes a long way!

Keeping up to date with homework, and even going beyond tasks set, is crucial in this. And especially READING with your child - read, read, read, discuss what different words mean, help them to decode words, and make sense of what they are reading. If children can read well, they can do most things well, so the more support (daily, a minimum of 5-10 minutes, all the way up to Y6 is ideal) you can give, the better! We regularly have reading or phonics events and curriculum presentations in school - please try to come to these as you will find out ways that you can help, and this signals to your child that you take their learning seriously. These are well-attended events, so please join us - we would love to see you there!

There are plenty of educational apps that can enhance learning too - we send information home about these (e.g. Times Tables Rock Stars), so look out for these. If you are unsure of the best ways to help your child - in reading, maths methods, or any other area - please speak to a teacher, or member of the Senior Leadership Team, who will be very happy to help. Please click on the links below for ways that you can support your child's learning in school.

Learning spellings at home

Y1 reading list

Y2 reading list

Y3 reading list

Y4 reading list

Y5 reading list

Y6 reading list

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