For homework, The Meadows Primary School and Resource Base ask that parents:
- read with their children for around 10-15 minutes, at least 3 times per week
- assist children in practising their times tables (key stage 2)
- help children in practising their number facts (key stage 1)
- aid children in practising their weekly spellings
From time to time, teachers may set subject specific tasks or projects if they feel that it would be of benefit to the children in their class.
How to support your child with phonics and reading
For teaching Systematic, Synthetic Phonics we use a programme called Little Wandle. A lot of parents often ask how they can support their children at home with phonics and reading. The link below will take you to the Parents section of the Little Wandle website. In that section you will find support for phonics, which has really useful videos on how to pronounce the sounds as well as downloadable sound guides. There is also a section showing videos of how phonics is taught in school and a section on supporting reading at home.
Below are a range of useful websites that children may use to further their education: