In primary school, it is incredibly important that children enjoy learning and see it as something fun and pleasurable to do.
Psychologically, developing a love for learning at this age will allow them to grasp concepts and knowledge much more easily in the future. Research shows that reading with your child is the most important thing that you can do to aid your child’s cognitive development. If you enjoy talking about a particular type of content with your child, whether it be one of their interests or a particular author’s narrative, don’t be afraid to linger over pages for longer than it takes to read them!
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We have therefore developed ‘Supporting Your Child at Home’ pages to go alongside the homework your child receives from their class teachers.
The following pages provide activities and support for parents who wish to, to use with their children.
Spelling: Spellings term by term to support the spelling programme we use in school.
Times Tables: Ideas to support your children learning this important skill Numeracy: Ideas and information about what you can do to support your children in Maths KS2 SATs: Information about KS2 SATs including sample papers and the powerpoint from the KS2 SATs presentation to parents.
Often, primary schools also teach PHSE (personal, social and health education) and citizenship. The National Curriculum (see above) is divided into four Key Stages based on a pupil’s age.
Key Stage 1 – ages 5 to 7 Key Stage 2 – Ages 7 to 11 Key Stage 3 – Ages 11 to 14 Key Stage 4 – Ages 14 to 16 What can you do to help your child in primary school?