Supporting Your Child's Learning

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.

Government Guidance for Parents Supporting Primary School Children at Home

How does your child learn?

Discover what is going on in your child's brain with this useful STEM article.

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 home learning.

Reading, writing and maths workshops

At Parsons Down Partnership, we have run the following workshops for parents:

Infant School

EYFS Addition 

EYFS Subtraction

Year 1 Addition

Year 1 Subtraction

Year 1 Multiplication and Division

Year 2 Addition and Place Value

Year 2 Subtraction and Place Value

Year 2 Multiplication and Division

Phonics Workshop

Reading Workshop

Handwriting Workshop

Handwriting Phrases

Maths vocabulary

Junior School

Year 3 Calculation Methods

Year 4 Addition and Subtraction

Year 4 Multiplication

Year 4 Division

 

Upper School Formal Written Methods for Multiplication

Upper School Example Reasoning - Multiplication

Upper School White Rose Scheme - Multiplication

Upper School Formal Written Methods for Division

Upper School Example Reasoning - Division

Upper School White Rose Scheme - Division

Times Tables

 

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:

Array Games

Top Marks

timestables.co.uk

Purple Mash

 

Websites and games to aid learning

EYFS

Letters and Sounds

Phonics Play

Crickweb

Top Marks

Collins Learning At Home Support

Collins Big Cat e-books

Book Trust - Books and Reading

STEM Learning

Every Child A Talker (ECAT) - communication and language skills.

KS1 (Infants)

Letters and Sounds

Phonics Play

BBC Bitesize

Maths Zone 

Maths Is Fun

Oxford Owl - Maths

ICT Games - Numeracy

Family Maths Toolkit

Collins Learning At Home Support

Collins Big Cat e-books

Book Trust - Books and Reading

West Berkshire Libraries e-books

Branching Out Book Recommendations

STEM Learning

Crickweb

Top Marks

Purple Mash

KS2 (Juniors)

Cool Math 4 Kids

BBC2 Learning Zone

BBC Bitesize

BBC Primary Languages: French

Woodlands Junior School - Primary Homework Help 

Collins Learning At Home Support

Collins Big Cat e-books

Book Trust - Books and Reading

West Berkshire Libraries e-books

Elevenses with The World of David Walliams

Branching Out Book Recommendations

STEM Learning

DB Primary

Crickweb

Top Marks

Purple Mash

 

 

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.

 
 
 
 
 

Parsons Down Infant School

Paynesdown Road, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 3TE

 

Tel: 01635 862475

Email: office.pdi@pdp.w-berks.sch.uk

Parsons Down Junior School

Herons Way, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 3SR

 

Tel: 01635 866700

Email: office.pdj@pdp.w-berks.sch.uk

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