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 (YR) 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 on a Friday over google classroom.  Children will be expected to complete their home learning activities by the following Thursday and hand it in to their teacher via google classroom. Teachers will send out an exercise book over the next week that children can do their home learning in on occasions that hand written work is more appropriate.  This work can then be photographed and uploaded to google classroom.  The home learning book can stay at home.  Spellings and times tables tests for Y2 upwards happen on a Friday.  This is 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 will be sent home for classes that are not yet fully up and running with the google classroom. There is support here on the school website for using google classroom.

Another great resource for learning are the Learning Journals.  These contain all the key facts that your child needs to know and can be used to support learning at home and at school.  They also contain a reading record and we would ask parents to use this to comment on their child’s reading at home.

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

If you need to contact your child’s teacher for any reason, please email the office on  indicating who you would like the email to be sent to. The email will then be forwarded to the appropriate person or people.  Please do not email teachers directly.

Learning Events for Parents 

Each academic year we arrange a programme of learning events for parents following consultation with our  families to find out about the kind of support they would value to enable them to support their child at home. If you have any ideas for future events please use the contact form below.

YR Early Phonics Information Session 

Y1 Phonics Screening Test  

Y6 SATs preparation 

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.Click here to access information to help you support your child with early phonics.

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.

For useful bookmark resources that have questions to help develop comprehension see the attachments below.

Support with Curriculum Subjects



We use maths scheme from Y1 - 6  called,  The White Rose Maths  schemes of learning

A scheme of learning is a clear, time-linked plan for learning. The  schemes are written for year groups and cover the whole school year of learning.

 You can view and download their schemes of learning and learning videos completely free of charge on the Home Learning section of their website

Helping your child with maths (It’s far more fun than you think!)

  • Many people think they ‘can’t do maths’, but with exciting new teaching approaches, we’re proving day by day that every child really can love and succeed in maths! What’s more, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to support your child’s learning, so here are some helpful tips from our fantastic team.
  • Try not to hurry through the curriculum. Remember that understanding each small step is the path to your child’s success: rushing ahead simply doesn’t work!
  • If your child is struggling with particular topics, try looking instead at work on the same topics from earlier in the year or a previous year. This will help to plug any learning gaps and make sure your child understands the topic more clearly.
  • Use our free parent workbooks to identify where your child might be struggling. There is a workbook for every block at primary level ­
  • Is your child finding maths easy? Why not have a go at some of our problem solving activities or bar modelling problems? These are great exercises for stretching young minds and building new skills and insights!