How can you help your child to develop their literacy and numeracy skills at home?

  • Read with your child every day.
  • Allow time for self-correction if he/she makes a mistake.
  • Encourage your child to talk about what he/she has read, and to retell stories
  • Take time to look at and talk about the pictures in the book. Try to predict what will happen in a story.
  • Make sure your child sees you reading (newspapers, books etc.) andwriting (shopping lists, messages etc).
  • Remember to read aloud when your child is around!
  • Practice any spellings or key words the teacher may send home
  • Look at street names, shop signs, road signs and car number plates
  • Buy games with instructions to read and follow
  • Make birthday cards, invitations, lists and messages together and encourage your child to write letters, e’mails and postcards.
  • Involve your child when spending money in a shop—try to count out the change wherever possible.
  • Practice handwriting and letter formation.


Click on the links below to see the slides from Reception Class parents’ workshops:

Phonics Workshop

Early Literacy Workshop

Helpful Online Videos

The following links are You Tube clips which may help you to support your child with their numeracy work at home:

Division by CHUNKING

Angles in a TRIANGLE



Names of 2D Shapes


Grid Method (Multiplication)

Grid Method (Multiplication of Large Numbers)

Column Method (Addition of 4 digits)

For more brilliant maths videos check out the following website/YouTube Channel:


KS2 Maths

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