Supporting Your Child's Learning
Parental Involvement at school
In years 3-6, Science, RE, PE, History, Geography, Design and Technology, Computing, Music, Art, PSHE (Personal, Social, Citizenship Education) and MFL (Modern Foreign Languages) are taught through our Learning Challenge Approach. For each Learning Challenge, parents may be invited into school to work alongside their child. In the Infant School we also have many opportunities for parents to come into school and get involved in learning activities. Parents are kept up-to-date via letters home.
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.
Reading, writing and maths workshops
At Parsons Down Partnership, we have run the following workshops for parents:
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
CYPIT School Years Toolkit (Berkshire Healthcare - NHS)
The CYPIT School Years Toolkit is a useful website providing information about developmental milestones, including fine motor skills, auditory processing and speech.