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Helping Your Child

scienceThe 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.

 

All Years

Government Guide Spelling
Official government information on spelling for all years.
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Government Guide Vocabulary Grammar and Punctuation
Official government information on vocabulary, grammar and punctuation for all years.
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Reception

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.
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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.
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Reception Maths Booklet Jan 2016​
An overview of how maths and numbers and shape and measure are taught during the statutory Early Years Foundation Stage.
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Cannon Lane Calculation Progression​
A technical breakdown of how calculation – Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division- is taught in Reception and up to Years 1 and 2.
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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.
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Reception Curriculum Meeting October 2016
The 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. The Powerpoint slideshow presented at the meeting is provided here for parents to download.
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Key Stage 1

Reading and Phonics Presentation
Information regarding end of year expectations for reading, the importance of reading for pleasure and recognising ways to support learning at home
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Reading Help At Home Handout
Tips on reading with your child.
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Reading Journal Activities
Exercises designed to increase a child’s interest in books.
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Phonics – Order of Phonemes Taught
Teaching children the sounds that distinguish one word from another.
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Reading Questions for Parents
Questions parents can ask about the books that their children are reading.
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First 100 High Frequency Words
Reading and spelling 100 common words.
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200 High Frequency Words
Recognising 200 more common words.
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Recommended Books for Year 1
A list of popular books by well-known authors suitable for Key Stage 1 pupils.
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Recommended Books for Year 2
A list of popular books by well-known authors suitable for Key Stage 2 pupils.
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Cursive Letter Families
A poster image that illustrates the full alphabet in lower case cursive letters.
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Key Stage 1 Assessments
Information on how the children will be assessed in 2016.
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Key Stage 1 Writing
Summarised expectations of children’s writing skills in 2016, plus examples and tips to help them practice.
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Kung Fu Punctuation Black Belt
Kung Fu Panda presents a novel way for children to learn about punctuation and how it is applied.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Key Stage 2

Key Stage 2 Curriculum Workshop Handout
Advice on reading and writing at Key Stage 2.
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‘Supporting Reading and Writing’ Online Presentation
Watch an online version of the presentation given at the Key Stage 2 Curriculum Workshop in November 2015.
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Amazing Glossary of Literary Terms Plus Examples
Not sure what all the terminology surrounding literature mean? This document provides clear explanations.
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Grammar Terms for Parents
An extensive list of terms used in teaching grammar.
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Reading Comprehension Task for Parents
A complete comprehension exercise for parents – an insight into the kind of exercises given to pupils.
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Year 3 & 4 Maths Workshop January 2016
Maths Curriculum Workshop Presentation given by Assistant Head Mrs Edwards, January 2016.
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Year 5 and 6 Writing and Reading Presentation
Download the Curriculum Workshop Presentation given by Assistant Head Mrs Mistry on 9th November 2015.
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End of Year Expectations for Maths Year 5
A round-up of maths skills expected to have been acquired by pupils reaching the end of Year 5
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End of Year Expectations for Maths Year 6
A round-up of maths skills expected to have been acquired by pupils reaching the end of Year 6
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Helping Your Child With Maths 2
Download this booklet with lots of fun ideas for helping your child practice their Maths skills at home.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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End of Year Expectations For Maths Year 4
A summary of the National Curriculum mathematics aims for Year 4.
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List of Maths Websites for Parents and Carers
A helpful list of sites from a broad vareity of sources that can assist parents and carers when helping their children.
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Year 3 Maths End Of Year Expectations
A summary of the National Curriculum mathematics aims for Year 3.
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Year 3 Maths Objectives For 2014 From DfE
The Year 3 programme of study as outlined by the Department for Education
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Year 4 Maths Objectives For 2014
The Year 3 programme of study as outlined by the Department for Education
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Maths Curriculum Workshop Year 3 And 4 November 10th 2016
Powerpoint Slides from the presentation given to parents on 10th November 2016.
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Maths KS2 How To Help Handout 2
Accompanying handout from the presentation given to parents on 10th November 2016.
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Book Trust
www.booktrust.org.uk
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.

Literacy Trust
www.literacytrust.org.uk
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.

Phonics Play
www.phonicsplay.co.uk
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)
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/​
Fun activities to help children at KS1 learn more about Literacy provided by the BBC through their renowned Bitesize portal.

Busy Things
busythings.lgfl.org.uk
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
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/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
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/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
http://www.readwritethink.org/parent-afterschool-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
http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/literacy/index.htm
A singular resource with links and exercises that cover words and spellings, grammar, punctuation and writing text.