The best way to help your child is by taking an interest in the work that he/she is doing. Try not to compare your child with his/her friends or their older siblings. Each child develops and matures at a different rate.
If you show your child that you are anxious about his/her progress, your child will start to worry and this will not help anyone. Children need to feel confident about themselves and their work if they are to make the best possible progress. Always be positive about your child’s effort. If you have any concerns, share them with the teacher – not with your child.
From time to time we hold Curriculum Workshops for parents to help them understand how to help their child at home.
Government Guide Vocabulary Grammar and Punctuation
Official government information on vocabulary, grammar and punctuation for all years.
Reception Reading and Phonics Workshop November 2015
The Reception Reading and Phonics Workshop is designed provide information regarding end of year expectations for reading, to highlight importance of reading for pleasure and to build knowledge of phonics. Also included – further information for how to help at home.
Reception Phonics Brochure
A booklet designed to provide information for parents and carers on how Phonics is taught to children in Reception and beyond. Cannon Lane Primary School uses the Department for Education programme called Letters and Sounds.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development at Cannon Lane
This booklet summarises how parents of children at Cannon Lane Primary School support their children in Reception with Personal, Social and Emotional Development and Characteristics of Effective Learning.
Reception Curriculum Meeting October 2017
The 2017 Reception Curriculum Meeting was an opportunity for parents to hear about the daily routines in Reception and learn about the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Parents were shown a Powerpoint slideshow at the meeting and that slideshow is provided here as a PDF file for parents to download.
Key Stage 1
Parents Guide – Helping Your Child With Grammar KS1
A roundup of grammatical terms and punctuation to assist a parent in supporting their child at Key Stage 2.
KS1 Maths Curriculum Workshop Combined
Available to download as a PDF, the Powerpoint presentation titled ‘KS1 Supporting your child with Mathematics’ was given to parents at the Parent Workshop – Years 1 & 2 – Supporting Learning in Mathematics on 2nd November 2016.
Vocabulary – KS1 Maths Curriculum Workshop Nov 2016
An at-a-glance chart of common words used in mathematics for KS1 children. Shown to parents during the ‘Parent Workshop – Years 1 & 2 – Supporting Learning in Mathematics’ on 2nd November 2016.
Key Stage 2
‘Supporting Reading and Writing’ Online Presentation
Watch an online version of the presentation given at the Key Stage 2 Curriculum Workshop in November 2015.
Maths Curriculum Workshop Monday 1st February 2016
A downloadable copy of the Maths Curriculum Workshop Presentation for Years 5 and 6, as given by Mrs Mistry on Monday 1st February 2016.
KeyDoc – Maths Vocabulary For the National Curriculum
This document provides a comprehensive list of English terminology used to describe common functions and features of Mathematics.
National Curriculum Glossary
This glossary was developed by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) to support the national curriculum for mathematics implemented in schools in September 2014.
Maths Curriculum Workshop Year 3 And 4 November 10th 2016
Powerpoint Slides from the presentation given to parents on 10th November 2016.
Book Trust is a UK based reading charity who work to inspire a love of reading in children. The charity give out carefully chosen books to children throughout the UK and every parent receives a Book Trust book in their baby’s first six months. They support the idea that reading for pleasure has a dramatic impact on educational outcomes and well-being, and social mobility, and is also a huge pleasure in itself.
Those with with poor literacy can be held back at every stage of their life: as a child succeeding at school, as a young adult in the job market, and on becoming a parent supporting their child’s learning. The Literary Trust work to improve the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in the UK’s most disadvantaged communities, where up to 40 per cent of people have literacy problems.
The free area of the PhonicsPlay website is filled with free interactive games and printable resources, and lots of advice to support parents in helping their children learn to read.
BBC Bitesize (KS1 Literacy)
Fun activities to help children at KS1 learn more about Literacy provided by the BBC through their renowned Bitesize portal.
The BETT award winning Busythings content provides activities with an emphasis on creative development, with opportunities for exploring, discovery, experimentation, and sensory development. The activities support the formal requirements of the Early Years curriculum.
BBC Skillwise – Words
Practical English and Maths skills including reading, writing, spelling, word grammar, sentence grammar, and speaking & listening, numbers, calculation, percent and fractions, measuring, shapes and graphs.
BBC KS2 Bitesize – English
BBC Bitesize with a focus on Key Stage 2 Literacy: reading, writing and spelling and grammar skills that will help students tell a story, share ideas, write a letter and make sense of instructions.
Read Write Think Parent Resources
Age appropriate ways to introduce a child to reading and to original writing. Includes book suggestions and rainy day activities
Woodlands Junior School – UK
A singular resource with links and exercises that cover words and spellings, grammar, punctuation and writing text.