Parent Information

WELCOME TO OUR PARENTS PAGE

  

At Wimboldsley Primary School we feel that the home-school partnership is fundamental to the positive education of children.

"The children are learning in a brilliant environment and it is a delight to see....Thank You" (Parent Nov 2015)

At the bottom of this page you will find data regarding our performance as a school - Scroll down and take a look.

 

How you can support your child's learning?

You can use the guides on this page to support your child to learn more at home.

READING

Probably the easiest way to help your child is to read each day. Children should be encouraged to read aloud and read on their own as well as being read to on occasions. We do stress the importance of reading. This could be fiction, non-fiction, magazines, websites, instructions - even listening to a story on a CD, talking book or even better a parent/carer at bedtime all counts. A variety of different reading activities and texts is important for your child to broaden his/her skills.

A minimum of 10-15 minutes daily reading is expected

TOP TIPS

Reading aloud to an adult is encouraged, even for older children. Also very important is discussing the texts with the child e.g. asking questions about the characters in a book, the layout of a factual book and the views of a website or magazine.

MATHS

Maths is just as important as reading and writing. Number bonds and times tables are important. Times table facts should be known at the end of Year 4 - this means being able to say the answer to a multiplication or division question within five seconds. Practice learning tables in preparation for tables tests is important - don't forget that division facts should be known.

Daily practice for a short while is more effective than 'cramming' before a test.

TOP TIPS

Parents/Carers should work with the child by working out different strategies and 'top tips.' Practice in the car, walking to school etc, it all helps. Chanting forwards, backwards and alternating as you count through can all help, as can CD's and internet games.

Daily practice for a short while is more effective than 'cramming' last minute

TOP TIPS

Parents/Carers could also work with the child by using the words in written sentences or stories (to also practice handwriting and punctuation) or even in conversations (speaking and listening for the words)

CREATIVE HOMEWORK - LEARNING LOGS

This involves a creative piece of open-ended work based around the children's topic work or another aspect of learning. The work can be presented in any way by the child Please read below...

Guidance for LEARNING LOG homework.docx

 

TOP TIPS

Be as creative as you like! Talk with your child to generate ideas. Could the homework be in the form of a poster, a letter, a comic strip, some writing, a Powerpoint...? Could it use photos, drawings, fold-out extras on the page...?

USE THESE...

We are aware that many of our families have access to computers, Kindles, iPads etc.... therefore we have put a list of websites and apps together that you may find useful.

Click on this link below to help your child at home with Reading and Maths

www.teachyourmonstertoread.com

www.roythezebra.com

 

 

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy

www.familylearning.org.uk

 

 

www.betterreading.co.uk

www.worldbookday.com

http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

www.astoryforbedtime.com

www.bbc.co.uk/parenting

www.booktrust.org.uk

www.childliteracy.com

www.parentscentre.gov.uk

www.helpthemread.co.uk

www.dfes.gov.uk/parents/discover

www.parentlink.co.uk

www.readtogether.co.uk

www.sillybooks.net

 

IPAD APPS to help your child learn in a fun way

SQUEEBLES - adding and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions and maths bingo

SQUEEBLES - spelling

COLLINS BIG CAT - reading and spelling

TAB TALE STORIES - reading and spelling

MY SPELLING

SPELLING BEES

 

School Trips

Teachers will try to enhance the learning topic the children are studying as much as they can. They will do this by organising fun, safe, educational trips to add to the children's learning experience. e.g. 'The Beatles Museum' and 'Chirk Castle' 

 

We are constantly evaluating ourselves to improve and welcome parents opinions.
PLEASE take the time to follow the link below and complete the questionnaire...

 

http://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/

 

CHECK OUT OUR PERFORMANCE!

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/

You will also find on the link above how we spend our money and attendance data as well as our Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 results.

Wimboldsley Community Primary School

Nantwich Road, Middlewich CW10 0LN

01606 832321