Information for Parents

Phonics Pronunciation Guidance
We hope you will find this video helpful as a guide on how to correctly pronounce the different sounds our school covers in Foundation Stage and KS1 phonics lessons.
Maths Parent Workshop
A Maths Parent Workshop was held for KS2 parents on Wednesday 27th January 2016 and focussed on explaining the different written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. 
I have attached the handouts which were given to parents at the workshop, these include:
  • A progression document of written methods for each operation at each year group.  Do not worry if your child is not working at the stage which is specified for their age, it is important that your child is confident with each method before they move onto the next stage.
  • A set of number bond to 10 flashcards which the children are introduced to in Y1. It is imperative that all children learn these facts off by heart as they are a very important building block in their learning. The flash cards are rhyming and we also act them out to help the children learn them. The tricky part is learning them in reverse, e.g. 7 + 3 love to bungee (easy due to rhyme) However, 3 + 7 also = 10. Once the children have learnt their number bonds, they can then use them to work out fact families, e.g.
                                7 + 3 = 10
                               70 + 30 = 100
                            700 + 300 - 1,000
                         7,000 + 3,000 = 10,000
  • A vocabulary sheet which groups mathematical language into the 4 operations, e.g. The children need to understand when they are told to find the product of two numbers that this means they need to multiply.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
Many thanks
Mrs Curran
KS2 SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar)
This placemat explains the different terms we use in KS2 and gives examples.