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How to support your child at home

On behalf of year 1, we would like to say thank you for looking into how to support your child's learning at home! There are a number of ways to aid your childs learning from home, these include:


  • Listen to them reading as many times as you can throughout the week. This will develop your child's reading skills and encourage a love of reading both in school, and at home. It is also really important to ask relevant questions to your child whilst reading for example, 'where did the event happen in the story?' 'how do you think the character felt when that happened?', this will also help develop your child's comprehension skills.
  • Sign your child's reading record and return it to school as soon as your child has read and understood a book, this will allow us to change your child's book quickly and your child can then move their rocket up on our 'Rocket into Reading' class display! 
  • Continue to practise your child's phonics sounds with them, you can find helpful videos by Mrs Popadopoulos for each sound your child will be learning. These can be found under 'Children > Beacon on Youtube! > Phonics' on the school website. 
  • Help your child learn their timestables, in particular the x2, x5 and x10's. The children know this best by counting in their 2's, 5's and 10's. Aiding their learning of timestables can be done by chanting, singing, or simple videos linked below.
  • Support them with their homework and ensure it is completed and returned to school every Friday.
  • Practise spellings with them, in particular, spellings that include their phonics sounds or the Year 1 common exception words that are linked below.


Useful Websites: 

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