Supporting Your Child

Here you will find a range of resources and activities that you can use, at home, with your child. If you would like further advice, your child's teacher will happily talk through specific activities that would support progress. 

Alternatively look at individual year group expectations under the curriculum section in the Learning menu option.


These resources and ideas were developed by teachers at Stottesdon. Please use the following link for a digital copy.


Reception/Y1 Mental maths

Rea Class Mental Maths

Support with calculations

calculations guidance

Learning Your Times Tables

With the dawning of the new curriculum, the focus on learning the times tables has shifted quite considerably. The new expectations are as follows:

Year one : Count in multiples of 2, 5 and 10
Year two: Count in steps of 2, 3 and 5, and 10 from any number.   Use and recall multiplication and division facts from the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.  Use multiplication facts from the 3 x tables.  Show multiplication can be done in any order.

Year three: In addition to the above, count in multiples of 4 and 8. Recall and use multiplication and division facts from the 3, 4 and 8 x tables.
Year four: In addition to the above count in multiples of 6, 7 and 9.  Recall multiplication and division facts for times tables up to 12 x 12.

In years five and six these facts are used and applied throughout the maths curriculum and are therefore vital.  

 To help you and your child with this journey, please click on the links below for various information.

Times Table information

Useful apps

3x 4x
5x 6x
7x 8x
9x 11x



Letters and Sounds

For 20 minutes each day, children in the early years, year 1 and year 2 have a 'Letters and Sounds' lesson (phonics). These lessons teach children the correspondences between graphemes in written language and phonemes in spoken language and how to use these correspondences to read and spell words.

Following our introduction for parents meeting, for your reference, here is the powerpoint that we used:

Letters and sounds

Phase 2 phonic mat

Phase 3 phonic mat

Phase 4 phonic mat

Letter Formation Rhymes

letter formation practise sheets

Here is a link for a useful video which models the articulation of phonemes:

Phoneme video

Please find a copy of our Reading Toolkit which will give you helpful tips and prompts about suitable questions to ask your child about what they are reading.

reading toolkit

Reading scheme

We use a variety of readiing schemes in the school, such as Oxford Reading Tree, Read Write INC, Songbirds, and they are all colour coded, as descibed in the link below.

reading bands

Reading Challenge

Our whole school reading initiative has been put in place to help encourage and motivate children of all ages, to read regularly. Each child in school has a school bookmark.

Reception – Year 2 have a grid. Children will be rewarded with a sticker if they read at least 4 times per week at home (this will be checked on a Monday).  When children have filled their grid (reading regularly for the term) they will be awarded a book voucher.  Book vouchers entitle them to select a book with the Headteacher.  Once the book arrives it will have a certificate in the front acknowledging their achievement. Once they have read their book it is donated to the class for others to read.

Years 3-6 have recommended books/authors on their bookmark and there is plenty of choice in school. When children finish a book they will be rewarded with a sticker.

When children have read 5 books they will be awarded a Book Voucher to spend as described above.

Happy reading!!


Website links

Here are some useful websites that are both fun and educational:


BBC Bitesize