Want to get some more ideas on how to help your child’s learning? Have a look at these links!
At Beddington Park Primary School, we are always delighted to work with parents and carers in order to provide support and information designed to help you further your child’s learning at home! If, at any time, you would like to have a tailored conversation that is specific to just your child in this respect, please feel free to contact your child’s class teacher, who will be only too happy to schedule a meeting at the first mutually convenient time!
We also run regular parent and carer events, and termly parent and carer evenings, just to make sure that we giving you all the information necessary to work with your child in a way that complements the methods and approaches used at our school. You can keep an eye on the calendar here, and also look out for letters and other communication from us in order that you know exactly what events are planned and when they are happening.
In addition to all of the above, we are also delighted to present the following links to some key websites, which all provide useful platforms from which to enhance the learning that your child undertakes at our school. We hope you find these useful and enjoy using them with your child – just click on the names of the sites to go straight through to them!
Sumdog: Children across the whole school use this site in school as an enhancement to the creative and vibrant maths lessons that they undertake daily. Each of our children (in years 1-6) have their own Sumdog password which will enable them to link directly to exactly what they have been working on at school!
Alphablocks: Quite often, parents and carers tell us that they would love to help their children learn phonics, but they just don’t know how to do it in a way that complements the practice in modern schools. It can often feel like a lot has changed in this arena since the adults of today were at school themselves! Alphablocks are a fun series of programmes and activities that can enhance learning, but also crucially, empower parents and carers with the correct pronunciation and break-down for the way phonics are taught today!
Twinkl: Is a vast site which contains many good quality resources for the teaching and learning of a variety of subjects. There is the option to pay a subscription, but there are also a lot of great free resources and advice that is readily available! Clicking on the link here takes you to the parent section of the site and, from there, you can look to find out about, and find resources for, National Curriculum based study at home. Please bear in mind that all of the Twinkl resources are necessarily generic – at school, we would always personally create materials that were much more closely tailored to the specific needs and interests of your child. However, as a support for home learning, Twinkl can be useful.
BBC Schools: The good old BBC! Actually, their schools site is great. It provides resources, opportunities and ideas which fully complement the National Curriculum in a fun and engaging way. This link takes you straight through to the primary school section, but for those of you who also have older children, you might also like to be aware that there is also full secondary support too!
As with all situations, children need to use the internet safely. If used properly and in an appropriately supervised manner, the internet can be a great resource for encouraging and enabling effective and engaging learning. However, it is a big wide world out there on the web, and proper precautions and practice can greatly help in making as sure as possible that your child only accesses sites that are appropriate and safe. As a school, we regularly run parent focused e-safety training (watch out for communication from the school, keep an eye on the calendar, or just give us a call to find out when the next one is!). As an immediate point of reference though, have a look at the document below to get some great e-safety advice straight away!
We hope that this page has been a useful start to giving some ideas and structure to the work that you will do supporting your child’s learning at home. As we said at the outset, if you have any questions or would like a more focused, one to one conversation about the specific learning of your child, please feel free to speak to your child’s class teacher!
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