All children from Year 1 upwards should practise their times tables for 5-10 minutes every day. Children should aim to know all of their times tables up to 12 x 12 by the end of Year 4. In order to support your child with learning their times tables, they should be encouraged to use the Times Tables Rock Stars app.
Throughout the day, children will read for a variety of purposes. They will be taught specific reading skills with the teacher and the teacher will also read a variety of quality stories to the children. To support this, we recommend that all children read for at least 15 minutes a day before or after school. They should be encouraged to read a range of text types (e.g. stories, letters, instructions, poems, non-fiction, newspaper articles etc.) in order to broaden their vocabulary, develop their comprehension skills, and gain an understanding of the different ways that text can be structured. Please remember to sign your child’s reading record every day so that they can earn their weekly reading raffle ticket.
We practise spellings using the 'Clued Spelling' programme within school. In order to reinforce spelling rules and skills, your child would also benefit from using the resources below.