At Wimboldsley Primary School we feel that the home-school partnership is fundamental to the positive education of children.
If you have any difficulties or require support at this time, plese contact our Safeguarding co-ordinator, Ms Mahon.
How you can support your child's learning?
You can use the guides on our website to support your child to learn more at home.
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Probably the easiest way to help your child is to read each day. Children should be encouraged to read aloud and read on their own as well as being read to on occasions. We do stress the importance of reading. This could be fiction, non-fiction, magazines, websites, instructions - even listening to a story on a CD, talking book or even better a parent/carer at bedtime all counts. A variety of different reading activities and texts is important for your child to broaden his/her skills.
A minimum of 10-15 minutes daily reading is expected
Reading aloud to an adult is encouraged, even for older children. Also very important is discussing the texts with the child e.g. asking questions about the characters in a book, the layout of a factual book and the views of a website or magazine.
Maths is just as important as reading and writing. Number bonds and times tables are important. Times table facts should be known at the end of Year 4 - this means being able to say the answer to a multiplication or division question within five seconds. Practice learning tables in preparation for tables tests is important - don't forget that division facts should be known.
Parents/Carers should work with the child by working out different strategies and 'top tips.' Practice in the car, walking to school etc, it all helps. Chanting forwards, backwards and alternating as you count through can all help, as can CD's and internet games.
Daily practice for a short while is more effective than 'cramming' last minute
Parents/Carers could also work with the child by using the words in written sentences or stories (to also practice handwriting and punctuation) or even in conversations (speaking and listening for the words)
CREATIVE HOMEWORK - LEARNING LOGS
This involves a creative piece of open-ended work based around the children's topic work or another aspect of learning. The work can be presented in any way by the child Please read below...
Be as creative as you like! Talk with your child to generate ideas. Could the homework be in the form of a poster, a letter, a comic strip, some writing, a Powerpoint...? Could it use photos, drawings, fold-out extras on the page...?
We are aware that many of our families have access to computers, Kindles, iPads etc.... therefore we have put a list of websites and apps together that you may find useful.
Click on this link below to help your child at home with Reading and Maths
IPAD APPS to help your child learn in a fun way
SQUEEBLES - adding and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions and maths bingo
SQUEEBLES - spelling
COLLINS BIG CAT - reading and spelling
TAB TALE STORIES - reading and spelling
Teachers will try to enhance the learning topic the children are studying as much as they can. They will do this by organising fun, safe, educational trips to add to the children's learning experience. e.g. 'The Beatles Museum' and 'Chirk Castle'
We are constantly evaluating ourselves to improve and welcome parents opinions.
PLEASE take the time to follow the link below and complete the questionnaire.