Supporting Your Child's Learning
How does your child learn?
The most important role you can have as a parent is to share your love of reading with your child. Sharing stories together, reading aloud, talking about books; the books they enjoy reading, the books you enjoy reading and checking their understanding of what they've read through questions.
Use our Reading passports with your child as a way of reading and sharing stories together as a family:
Letters and Sounds phonics scheme
At Parsons Down we deliver phonics using the Letters and Sounds scheme.
To see how the phonics sounds should be pronounced, please see Oxford Owl's Pure Sounds video.
Take a look at our Phonics Resources for further information.
Reading, writing and maths
The ability to calculate ‘in your head’ is an important part of mathematics and an important part of coping with society’s demands and managing everyday events. Whilst mental maths is no longer tested at the end of Key Stage 2 there is still a clear and explicit expectation in the curriculum that pupils are fluent and know particular number facts off by heart, including times tables.
The national expectation is that by the end of year 4 all pupils should know their multiplication and division facts up to 12x12.
Below we have provided some links to enable you to help your child practice their tables at home:
Websites and games to aid learning
West Berkshire Libraries e-books
NHS Berkshire Healthcare - Support And Advice
The Berkshire Healthcare website is a useful source of information about developmental milestones, including fine motor skills, auditory processing and speech.