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Learning at home

It is known that what parents do at home with young children has the greatest impact on a child’s social, emotional and intellectual development. Children receive not just skills, knowledge and intellectual stimulation at home; they also absorb a positive attitude towards learning and a strong self-image as a successful learner. One of the most important areas that you can support at home is reading. By reading stories to children and reading with them, you can help them develop the necessary skills to read but also a love of books and a wider vocabulary.
In school, the main way we use to teach the skill of reading is through the use of phonics. If you are unsure how this works and how to say the sounds , please visit this website which has a lot of useful information. 


Children in Hedgehogs Class are in the Early Years Foundation Stage, to find out more about this curriculum please see this parents guide.

Children in Squirrels Class are in Years 1 & 2 and follow the Key Stage 1 curriculum, children in Robins Class are in Years 3 & 4 (Key Stage 2) and are following the KS2 National Curriculum, click here to find out more about this.

Make the most of the online subscriptions we have, our newest is Bug Club for reading at home, the details are in the Home School Link Book. 

Below are some further websites you may enjoy using together at home (however we are not responsible for the adverts which may appear or the change in content, so please try them out yourself first!):

Online Phonics games - try Phases 2 & 3 for Meerkats and 4 & 5 for Lions (several free ones available, you do not need to subscribe)