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Learn at home

From homework to reading and spellings to SATs, we have advice to guide you through every year of your child’s primary school journey.

Getting to know comprehension

Help your child practise their comprehension skills at home with helpful advice from primary education and author Rachel Clarke

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Five tips to help kids learn a language

Keep your child’s language learning on track with these helpful tips from best-selling author and language export Paul Noble

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Improve English and Maths skills at home

Primary school have changed a lot over recent years and expectations for young children are high

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What are Common Exception words?

Common Exception words are everyday words that break the phonic rules taught at school

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Fun ways to help your child with phonics

Literacy expert Gill Matthews, gives advice on how to continue your child’s phonic learning at home

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How to support your child with writing at home

Author Rachel Clarke takes a look at some of the writing skills taught in each year group and suggests way to help your child with them at home

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Help your Key Stage 1 child with reading

Literacy expert Gill Matthews, shares some simple, enjoyable ideas for how you as parents can support your child’s reading comprehension and development at home

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Help your Key Stage 2 child with reading

Although children may no-longer need you to assist in how to say words when reading aloud you can still assist fluency and develop their understanding

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5 handy tips for preparing for SATs at home

Tom is a father of three and parent blogger Diary of the Dad. Here are his top tips for helping your kids prepare for their SATs

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Making sense of Book Bands

Book banding is a popular way of organising children’s reading books

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What is the Phonics Screening Check?

The Phonics Screening Check is a test for children in Year 1. Children take it during June in a one-to-one setting with a teacher

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What is place value?

Discover how children are learning place value in school and different way to practise at home

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Homework help at primary school

Many primary schools now give homework on a regular basis. Our job as parents is to make this as easy as possible for our children

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Preparing your child for the new Multiplication Tables Check

Times tables will be formally assessed in primary schools at the end of Year 4 during the summer term

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Have fun with phonics

Using phonics is an essential ingredient in learning to read. This begins at an early stage and continues right through primary

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Brush up on spelling

Our role is to encourage our children to be spelling test ready by finding fun ways to practice at home

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