We know that parents and families are keen to support their children at home so we continue to add information about how we teach subjects at school which will help you to support your child with their learning at home.
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 for Parents Oct 17
Y1 Phonics Screening Test 2017 Information Sessions for Parents Nov 17
Early Years (YR)
Have you ever wondered 'What to expect and when?'
We are very pleased to announce our new online learning journeys! We have decided to create individual ‘learning journeys’ for your child through a piece of educational software called ‘Tapestry’. By logging on with a 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. Click here for more information about how you can support your child to use the internet safely
You may have seen news reports about inappropriate children’s videos on YouTube.
These are videos that, at first, appear to be for children, as they include cartoon characters such as Peppa Pig, or characters from Disney films such as Frozen. However, later on the videos become violent or disturbing. One, for example, shows Peppa Pig being tortured at the dentist.The videos can appear in YouTube search results when children look for genuine children’s videos.YouTube says that such videos will be age-restricted if they are reported by users, so they cannot be viewed by anyone under 18.This factsheet explains how you can protect your child when they are using YouTube apps or the website.
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.
Subjects of the curriculum:
- some really great questions to ask your child when they are reading to you at home
From Janaury 16 we introduced a new maths scheme from Y1 - 6 called, 'Maths - No Problem!'
The Maths — No Problem! primary school series, using the mastery approach from Singapore, has been created specifically for the UK education sector.
Aligned to the 2014 English National Curriculum for Maths, the Maths – No Problem! series is used in schools across the country and as part of NCETM’s Maths Hub programme.
The focus of the series is on teaching to mastery by allowing enough time on a topic for a child to comprehend it thoroughly before moving on. Based on the recommendations of research studies around the globe, the programme emphasises problem-solving and pupils using their core competencies to develop a relational understanding of mathematical concepts.
Click her to access videos to give you the confidence to support your child at home