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Supporting your child's learning at home

There are a range of resources to support learning at home. It is important to talk to your child's class teacher to identify a particular focus area. You can also use your child's 'Passport to Learning' targets to help identify what areas to work on. 

Reading

 

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There are a range of online reading resources that can provide access to a range of texts and support for reading. 

You may find it beneficial to use a colour filter on your computer or screen. This will reduce eye strain. A free download for your computer can be found here.

Online reading resources: 

Writing 

There are resources at the bottom of this page to support writing at home. This includes support with learning spellings, resources for making a sentence and writing to the end of the page. 

Talking about writing can help to break down all the steps of the writing process. 

My child needs support with sentence structure and building a sentence, how can I use Colourful Semantics?

Colourful semantics is a targeted approach to support children with their sentence building and to teach them about sentence structure. It was developed by Alison Bryan and is now widely used in many schools.

Click here for guidance about Colourful Semantics. 

 

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Click here for some resources for using colourful semantics to support writing at home. 

My child really struggles with writing, what can I do to make this easier?

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Read&Write is a literacy toolbar that helps reach every learner and realise their full potential. Read&Write offers support with everyday tasks like reading text out loud, understanding unfamiliar words, researching assignments and proofing written work. So, if your child is struggling with writing but has lots of ideas, one way they could use this would be to use the voice to text function to help break up their writing. For example, they could write the first line / paragraph and then use voice to text for the second and so on.

Click HERE for a link to some training videos delivered by texthelp to support you in using the tools.

Maths

Tips for supporting maths at home:

  • Start with what your child knows to build up confidence
  • Have a daily, repetitive focus e.g. 5 minutes on adding one more each day/ 3 times table
  • Break maths learning down into small, manageable chunks
  • Create a maths routine: I show you one, we do one together, you do one (I, We, You)
  • Praise effort as well as correct answers
  • Use practical resources
  • Encourage children to draw and use visual representations 

Read your child a Maths Story

We all know that children love stories, so it is no surprise that sharing a Maths story is a great way to support children's Mathematical understanding.

Below you will find two videos of great Maths stories. There are lots more on Youtube. 

 

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Useful maths website links:

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Apps to download:

  • Crazy cursive letters
  • Memory Classic
  • Dinosaur/Spooky letters
  • Phonics Match
  • Spell Mania