How Parents Can Help at Home

Foundation

  • Read with your child every night.

  • Practise saying and writing sight words.

  • Teach your child how to hold a pencil.

  • Teach your child to write their name.

  • Teach your child to tie their own shoelaces.

  • Practise counting forwards and backwards to and from 20.

  • Practise saying the days of the week in order.


Levels 1 & 2

  • Read to and with your child every night.

  • Practise saying the months in order.

  • Practice writing letters in lowercase.

  • Practise saying and writing sight words and high frequency words.

  • Show your child money and help them learn their value (eg 5c, 10c, 20c etc)

  • Practise counting forwards and backwards to and from 100.

  • Skip counting by 2, 5 and 10.

  • Spend time together as a family playing a game, watching a movie, going for a walk etc.


Levels 3 & 4

  • Encourage your child to read independently at night before bed. Ask them questions about what they read: Who were the main characters? What are they like? What was the problem in the story? Where does the story take place? What was the solution to the problem?

  • Work with your child on their homework and work towards encouraging independence. Remind them it is their responsibility to remember homework.

  • Encourage child to pack their own lunch or write their own lunch order.

  • Practise timestables with your child. Start with 2’s, 3’s, 5’s and 10’s and then work on the others.

  • Discuss highlights of the school day with your child.

  • Spend time together as a family playing a game, watching a movie, going for a walk etc.


Levels 5 & 6

  • Remind children they are legally not allowed to be on social media.

  • Teach child responsibility for their homework, notices and time management.

  • Encourage your child to be organised by reminding them to write in their school diaries.

  • Make sure your child reads every night.

  • Practise timestables 1-12 with your child.