Supporting Your Child

All the staff at Weston Primary School are committed to providing every child with the opportunities and support they need to succeed. It is our aim that every child will make at least expected progress each academic year, across the curriculum. However, this cannot be done without the support of the children's wonderful parents and carers.

Reading

Research shows that the most important thing you can do to help your child achieve at school is read with them. Little and often is the key!

There are three things that your child needs to learn to do:

1) Decode words
2) Understand what they have read
3) Enjoy it!

Reading with your child should be enjoyable. The more fun you have, the more likely you are to instill a love of reading. Encourage discussion with your child when reading with them. Adults at home play a pivotal role in promoting reading for pleasure. They will probably ask you some interesting questions, so don't be afraid to stop reading and explore these further.

At Weston, we encourage all children to read at home on a daily basis. This may be alone or with an adult/sibling. We believe that a rich dialogue between teacher and parents about reading is important to help children make good progress.
 

Here are some tips for engaging reluctant readers:

- Listen to audiobooks to get them interested in stories
- Show them that you love reading too. Visit the library together and choose some books for you and for them.
- Go for something that you know will engage your child. Perhaps they are really into wildlife, so a non-fiction book may be a good place to start
- Ensure your child can easily access books in your home. 

This link from Springboard has many more ideas for how to make reading as enjoyable as possible. http://www.springboard.org.uk/data/files/Parents/parents-little-guide.pdf

The Oxford Owl website has 250 free, tablet-friendly e-books for you to access at home. http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home

 

Expectations

Our expectations for each year group are outlined on the class pages. Listed below are some resources and links which can be used at home to support your child.

BBC Bitesize - A useful resource for all areas of the curriculum.

Mathletics - Children can use thier individual logins to develop their mathmeatical understanding. 

Reading Eggs - Both phonics/spelling and comprehension lessons to improve reading skills.

IXL Maths - An excellent website for maths

Spell Zone - Provides games and activities to support spelling

Show.Me - A brilliant website for homework which provides videos, games and images from UK museums and galleries.

Top Marks - Homework help and educational website

Woodlands - Homework help and educational website

 

10 Excellent Maths Websites for Children and Parents

 

Contact Us

Telephone: 01928 574544

Email: head.weston@halton.gov.uk


Headteacher: Ros Atkins

Weston Primary School,

Lambsickle Lane, Runcorn,

Cheshire WA7 4RA


SENCO: Laura Simpson

Email: Senco.Weston@halton.gov.uk