Helping your child - broad guidance

Helping your child at home by ageParents in Touch provides a lot more than just worksheets. We can help you with advice and guidance on how to support your child's learning.  As a parent, one of the most important things you can do is listen to your child and encourage discussion about work done at school. In that way, you will soon find out where extra help is needed. Keep open communication with teachers too. If you have concerns, do check with your child's class teacher. This will mean you can support your child in line with what is being done in school, and teachers will be happy to help.

A strong start
How to help with Foundation stage maths
Handwriting practice
How to help your children learn
Ideas for FS writing
Let us learn to count-beginning of number
Can your child talk properly?
Help your child with reading FS
Help your child with sounds and phonics
How to teach phonics
How to use phonic flash cards
Helping younger children to succeed
Preparing your child for school

Key Stage 1 children will all progress at different rates and they will find some subjects easier than others. A child may be reading fluently for their age but find writing comes less easily, for example. This is very normal in any class and the teacher will be preparing the lessons to allow for this. A good grasp of the basics is essential and children will tackle harder work with greater confidence if they have a good grounding. Children at this age often find it hard to sustain concentration and you can help develop this by enjoying activities such as board games and jigsaws together.

Key stage 1 for parents
How maths is taught
How I can help my 5 to 7 year old
What will my child learn in KS1?
A successful child
How to teach your child to write
Learning to write in sentences
How parents can help with maths
How to help with homework
Thoughts for visiting a school
How to help your child with reading
Teaching reading to your 5 -7 year old

In Key Stage 2 English, maths and science are very important subjects and we have ia wide range of teaching advice and worksheets to help you encourage your children in these. As children progress towards the end of their primary schooling, it is important they develop good study habits and organisational skills to help them prepare for secondary education.

What will my child learn in KS2?
Help with comprehension
Help with organisational skills
Help your child with KS2 English SATS
How to help your child with English
Help your child to revise
How to help with punctuation
Key stage 2 English skills
Open days at senior schools
Transition to secondary school
How addition is taught
Teaching division explained
How to teach money
A progression in teaching Fractions
Spelling tips 1 and 2
Spelling tips
Spelling tips for Year 4
How to teach spelling

Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 pupils should be capable of working and studying on their own. It is useful for parents to know what opportunities are available and to be aware of these so that they can encourage and advise their children. Information at this level does change from year to year so ensure that you are as up-to date as you can be to help with decision making.

Ten top tips for English
Help with English grammar
Survival guide for GCSE
Young people choosing their options at 14
Information on CATS tests
How to help your child succeed in examinations
Thoughts on revision for KS3
Functional skills

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