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Supporting English at Home

Children can achieve well at school when their family and friends take an interest in their school and schoolwork. Getting involved in your child’s education, even in the simplest way, shows that you care about their school life. Often, the more supported a child feels at home, the more effectively she or he will learn at school. Whatever your lifestyle, or family situation, it is never too soon (or too late) to start helping a child develop a positive attitude towards learning.

Helping your child get the best out of school

Try to give encouragement and show appreciation of your child’s achievements, whether great or small, as this can help boost their confidence. Teach them basic organisation and time management skills so they are not overwhelmed with projects or homework. Be realistic and avoid putting your child under pressure by having over-high expectations. Let your child develop at their own pace, but if you do have concerns, please speak to their teacher.

We have put together a selection of websites that you may find useful when supporting your child's learning at home.  If you know of any websites of apps that you enjoy using with your children we would love to hear about your recommendations.

We are always keen to support children's learning at home, and hope that the following documents will provide you with key information.  If you would like to talk to a teacher about any aspect of English learning then do get in touch.

You will also find the following websites useful.

Read Write Inc Saying the Sounds Video

Read Write Inc Training Videos

Oxford Owl Writing at Home

Oxford Owl Reading at Home

Oxford Owl Vocabulary


Squeebles Spelling Spelling Test by Squeebles is an app aimed at helping 5 to 11 year old children practise their spellings in a fun, motivating environment.  Click here for more info.