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Supporting your Child at Home



Parents often ask how they may help their children at home.  There is no single answer but you may find some of the following advice helpful:

  • Do make sure that your child has enough sleep.
  • Do make sure that they arrive at school on time.
  • Encourage children to ask and answer questions.
  • Answer questions as fully as you are able.
  • Read regularly to your child, and let your child see you reading.
  • Listen to your child reading books, signs, shopping lists etc.
  • Play word games such as I Spy and Scrabble.
  • Join the local library and encourage regular visits together.
  • Ask your child questions that need answers using Mathematics e.g. “What is the number of our house?”
  • Play number games such as Snakes and Ladders, and Ludo.
  • Involve your child in measuring and estimating in the home.

The school’s Homework policy is available upon request.


Above all, encourage your child in what they do and praise them whenever you can.  When your child starts school you will receive more detailed advice to support you in this.


Phonics at home

To support your child with their phonics learning, our scheme – Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised – offers a helpful web page specifically to support parents. On this web page, you will find videos that explain how to correctly pronounce the sounds your child will have learnt in class; what we mean by certain phrases such as ‘tricky words’; and a comprehensive example of the books we will send home with your child and how they can best support your child’s learning. There are also example worksheets using the same picture-based support used in lessons.

Having consistency between home and school creates a holistic learning experience for your child which allows them to build and imbed their understanding of phonics, fluency and comprehension skills more rapidly.

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