Supporting Your Child at Home


Six Phases of Phonics

In phonics, we learn about the sounds that make up words in English and the letters that are used to spell them. At John Perry, we follow a program developed by the government called ‘Letters and Sounds’ which provides a structure with which to introduce the sounds to children. There are 6 ‘phases’ of ‘Letters and Sounds’.

Six Phases of Phonics Document: View Here

How to Support Your Child at Home

While research has shown that regular family mealtimes are an excellent way to boost academic performance, this isn’t always possible for families to achieve. Therefore alternative times have to be manufactured to promote conversation and for parents to demonstrate an interest in their child’s schooling.

We have created a short document to guide you in order to support your child.

How to Support Your Child at Home Document: View Here

Let us know how you get on, we would love to see photos of your children in action! If you want more ideas or advice, please speak to your child’s teacher. Most importantly – have fun!

Helping Your Child at Home

Homework is one area where parents can play a very active and encouraging part in their child’s education. On a very basic level, it can help kick-start conversations between parents and children, especially in families where busy work and extracurricular commitments may prevent regular mealtimes together.

We have put together some documents to help guide you.  We are always available should you need to talk in person.

View the Documents here:  Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5Year 6

Supporting Your Child in Mathematics

As with reading, try to make maths as much fun as possible – games, puzzles and jigsaws are a great way to start. It’s also important to show how we use maths skills in our everyday lives and to involve your child in this.

Identifying problems and solving them can also help your child develop maths skills. If you see him or her puzzling over something, talk about the problem and try to work out the solution together.

Don’t shy away from maths if you didn’t like it at school. Try to find new ways to enjoy the subject with your child.

If you would like further information or help then please do not hesitate to contact the class teacher.

Documents here to help guide you: Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5Year 6