Help and Support

Please check this page regularly for any updates (most recent items first)

Department for Education Video (rather bland/boring!) explaining changes to the Standard Assessment Tests in 2017 and their impact on schools and children Click here for details
Department for Education Useful video explaining the 2017 SATs tests at Key Stage 1 (end of Year 2) and what children should expect Click here for help
Michael Tidd Videos Further information about the actual detail of the SATs at Key Stage 1 with illustrations about the content. Intended to enable parents to support their children. Click here for information
Department for Education Useful video explaining the 2017 SATs tests at Key Stage 2 (end of Year 6) and what children should expect Click here for help
Michael Tidd Videos Further information about the actual detail of the SATs at Key Stage 2 with illustrations about the content. Intended to enable parents to support their children. Click here for information
Mumsnet Reading with your child is probably one of the most important ways to help them learn and develop - but how to do it is a frequent question Click here for help
Mumsnet If you think your child is more able in maths and needs help to be stretched and challenged more, there are lots of ideas on these pages Click here for more ideas
Mumsnet If you want to help your child understand maths concepts such as number lines, place value, chunking etc. there's lots of help here Click here for more information
Mumsnet This site contains a great deal of expert advice in supporting your child's learning at home across the whole primary school curriculum Click here to go to the site
Teaching Your Child There are lots of ways for parents/carers to support their child's reading and learning of phonics including visiting the library Click here for more ideas
Teaching Your Child Writing skills is a section of this useful site with various ways in which parents/carers can encourage their children with writing Click here to go to the site
Teaching Your Child Everyday maths provides excellent ideas of ways in which parents/carers can help their children with maths in everyday situations Click here to go to the site
Phonics Screening This video explains the annual phonics screening test for all children in Year 1 (and sometimes in Year 2) Click here to view the video

Department for Education

Video demonstrating the standard for a pupil at Key Stage 1 who is 'working towards' the expected standard in Reading

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Department for Education

Video demonstrating the standard for a pupil at Key Stage 1 who is 'working at' the expected standard in Reading

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Department for Education

Video demonstrating the standard for a pupil at Key Stage 2 who is 'working at' the expected standard in Reading

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Department for Education

Video demonstrating the standard for pupils at Key Stage 2 in group discussion for Reading

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Department for Education

Exemplification videos for Reading at Key Stages 1 and 2 which show the standard expected in several different aspects of the standards

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Phonics

Learning the alphabet and the beginnings of phonics - understanding graphemes and phonemes

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Upton Infants School

More information about phonemes and graphemes to enable you to help your children at home

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Year 1 Phonics Assessment

Information about the phonics screening test which is administered towards the end of year 1

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Help with spelling

Look and Cover is a helpful method of learning spelling from Ambleside Primary School

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Crickweb resources

Resources to help with literacy at home using fun activities to stimulate learning at Key Stage 1

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BBC Bitesize

The BBC site for learning is now available as an app, but there is access to lots of learning resources through the main page

Click here to go to Bitesize

Fruit Picker Activities to practice use of angles in maths for pupils at Key Stage 2 - a fund activity Click here to go to activities

Have you found an activity that is fun and helps your child's learning?  If so, please let us know and we'll put a link on this page.