Supporting your child at home

Home Learning

We always really value the support we have from parents in helping their child with their learning.  

In Reception home learning will  be organised through Tapestry. Activities linked to the learning the children are doing will be sent out on a Friday. 

Across the rest of school Home Learning will be sent out by each class via Google classroom.  Children will be expected to complete their home learning activities as directed by their teacher via Google classroom. Spellings and times tables may form part of home learning.

In order to access their Google classroom children will need to log on with their school email. Teachers will send out information about this to each class.  Please support your child with this; they will need to accept their invite to join the classroom before they can access their home learning.  Paper learning may be sent home for classes that are not yet fully up and running with the google classroom. 

Reading with your child is a key way to support your child’s learning.  Your child should bring their book bag with their reading book into school every day.  Children use them in class in each lesson so it really important that they look after them carefully.

Early Years (YR)

'What to expect and when?'

Welcome to Tapestry

By logging on  to Tapestry with your secure username and password, you will be able to view all of your child’s observations, photographs and even videos from their time in Reception.  You will even receive an email telling you when a new observation or piece of work is available for you to view. This will enable you to follow your child’s progress and give you the opportunity to reflect upon their achievements with them at home. You can add comments so that we are able to find out which activities your child really enjoyed as well as sharing the activities they carry out at home. Staff will reference your child’s learning to the EYFS profile so you will know which area of learning your child is achieving in and the age-band they were working in for that activity. All of this information is stored on a highly secure server which is monitored closely.

Sounds in spoken language – the beginning of phonics

At Sutton CP School, when children enter the Reception class they take part in high quality phonics sessions every day. These are fun sessions involving lots of speaking, listening and games, where the emphasis is on children’s active participation. They learn to use their phonic knowledge for reading and writing activities and in their independent play.

E Safety - Guidance for Keeping your child safe at home

Show children how to use the internet because it is a fantastic resource.  Help them not to be afraid of it but meet the challenges of an increasingly interconnected world. Follow this link to a range of resources to help you safeguard your child online.

Reading with your child - Top Tips

Reading with your child is one of the most important things you can do.  We would encourage parents and carers to read as often as possible with their child; daily if at all possible.  Encouraging a love of reading not only gives your child the best future life chances but also unlocks a world of enjoyment.

Here are some top tips to help you.