Useful Links

Please check this page regularly for any updates (most recent items first)

  • Help with Reading - Parentkind and Beanstalk provide useful suggestions for parents when helping their children to develop a love of reading. 

  • Department for Education - Past papers for KS2 SATs are available to see what was expected in previous years

  • The School Run - All sorts of information, exercises, advice, suggestions for days out in the holidays etc. Some downloads require a subscription but a good deal of advice is free to registered users.

  • I See Maths - Videos of activities to try at home for different ages to encourage a love of maths - Celebrating Maths Project

  • Michael Tidd Videos - Further information about the actual detail of the SATs at Key Stage 1 with illustrations about the content. Intended to enable parents to support their children.

  • Michael Tidd Videos - Further information about the actual detail of the SATs at Key Stage 2 with illustrations about the content. Intended to enable parents to support their children.

  • Mumsnet - This site contains a great deal of expert advice in supporting your child's learning at home across the whole primary school curriculum

  • Teaching Your Child - There are lots of ways for parents/carers to support their child's reading and learning of phonics including visiting the library

  • Teaching Your Child - Writing skills is a section of this useful site with various ways in which parents/carers can encourage their children with writing

  • Teaching Your Child - Everyday maths provides excellent ideas of ways in which parents/carers can help their children with maths in everyday situations

  • Phonics Screening - This video explains the annual phonics screening test for all children in Year 1 (and sometimes in Year 2)

  • Department for Education - Video demonstrating the standard for a pupil at Key Stage 1 who is 'working towards' the expected standard in Reading

  • Department for Education - Video demonstrating the standard for a pupil at Key Stage 1 who is 'working at' the expected standard in Reading

  • Department for Education - Video demonstrating the standard for a pupil at Key Stage 2 who is 'working at' the expected standard in Reading

  • Department for Education - Video demonstrating the standard for pupils at Key Stage 2 in group discussion for Reading

  • Department for Education - Exemplification videos for Reading at Key Stages 1 and 2 which show the standard expected in several different aspects of the standards

  • Phonics - Learning the alphabet and the beginnings of phonics - understanding graphemes and phonemes

  • Upton Infants School - More information about phonemes and graphemes to enable you to help your children at home

  • Crickweb resources - Resources to help with literacy at home using fun activities to stimulate learning at Key Stage 1

  • BBC Bitesize - The BBC site for learning is now available as an app, but there is access to lots of learning resources through the main page