Help Your Child
There are lots of ways that you can help your child at home: do make sure, for example, that you read frequently with your child, and support them with the learning that’s taking place in school. Children should be encouraged to read aloud and read on their own, but being read to is so important so don't overlook the bedtime story!
Phonics is recommended as the first strategy that children should be taught in helping them learn to read. It runs alongside other teaching methods such as Guided Reading and Shared Reading, for further information about how Phonics and Reading is taught in school please click on the tab on the left.
At Davington Primary School, our teaching is based around the individual child: whilst we consider what the broad national ‘average’ would be, we also very closely monitor personal targets and rates of progress. Very able children would be challenged to carry out work in a different way or at a different level, which will allow all our pupils to achieve their potential and make progress.
We have included some useful websites for you to explore with your children and the Maths and Literacy parent guides are available for you to download.
The library catalogue, now searchable online, includes over 2000 books and audio-visual resources as well as many thousands of approved websites. You can access the system by clicking on the link below.
The first time you access the system it may ask you to install Microsoft Silverlight; please allow this to be downloaded and installed on your computer as the system cannot run without it.
Having the library accessible in this way and having parents engaged with reading will help to support our commitment to improving our pupil’s literacy standards. Your child has received their login details, if you would like to know what these are so that you can track their borrowing history, and perhaps help them to choose their next read, these will be available at parent consultations.
We have recently purchased some new maths software to support the children's learning in school. With RM Easimaths, parents and carers can support their children in activities and exercises at home that are consistent with how they learn in class and with the built-in support materials, parents and children can work through challenges together. Parents and carers can also be confident that their child's progress is being carefully monitored with the built-in reporting tools, and the work is being personalised for their child's individual ability level.
If you would like to access RM Easimaths from home click on the link and go to the login page. All children have been given a login, check with your child's class teacher if they do not have one. There is also an app available to download for Apple and Android devices.
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