Parent Curriculum Support

KS1 & 2 SATs Information for Parents
Information has been published with guidance for parents of children in Years 2 and 6 taking the annual national curriculum tests in May 2017.  Below are links to the information booklet for parents.

Spellings and Reading Words
Here are the lists of words required by children across the school. 

Spellings


Phonics
Here at school we follow the 'Letters and Sounds' programme of learning phonics in EYFS and KS1.  At the end of Year 1 each child takes the 'Phonics Screening Check'.  This is meant to show how well your child can use the phonics skills they’ve learned up to the end of Year 1, and to identify students who need extra phonics help. The Department for Education defines the checks as “short, light-touch assessments” that take about four to nine minutes to complete.

The checks consist of 40 words and non-words that your child will be asked to read one-on-one with a teacher. Non-words (or nonsense words, or pseudo words) are a collection of letters that will follow phonics rules your child has been taught, but don’t mean anything – your child will need to read these with the correct sounds to show that they understand the phonics rules behind them.

You can help your child prepare for their Phonics Screening Check by going over the phonics they’ve learned in Reception and Year 1.

Here is a list of helpful clips that can help you to support your child with the basic sounds.

New Curriculum Support
As the curriculum has changed the children are learning more advanced skills at a younger age. If you were unable to attend the New Curriculum presentations at school, a copy of the PowerPoint is available here.

Life Without Levels parents info.pptx


Rising Stars have also produced some helpful guides for parents to explain what the new curriculum means for each year group in Maths, English and Science.


Below are a list of websites you might find useful to help support you and your child with the some of the new curriculum content.