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Parents helping your child at home

The children in KS1 use a phonics scheme called Floppy's Phonics Sounds and Letters. This is rigorous and systematic phonics programme which helps children to learn to read and spell well. It is enhanced by a range of Fiction and Non-Fiction books for reading practice at home. This works alongside our main reading scheme, Oxford Reading Tree, which is used not only in KS1, but across school. Whilst Oxford Reading Tree is our main scheme we also have Project X, Code X and Rigby Stars as our group reading schemes.        

To find out more about Floppy's Phonics Sounds and Letters - click on the picture link below.



This page is designed to help you support your child at home with their work. It is aimed at all age groups but each link will identify which age group it is best for.

Oxford Owl Website - FS1, FS2, KS1 and KS2

This website is designed to help give essential tips, phonics support and free E-books for parents and children.

  • How to pronounce pure sounds.
  • Information about phonics.
  • Advice on how to share a book with your child.
  • Free activities to play with your child.
  • Free E- books.

Click on the logo below for www.oxfordowl.co.uk



Mathletics - FS1, FS2, KS1 and KS2

Children in Year 1 to Year 6 are also enrolled on the Mathletics online learning resource which can help and support children to enjoy and improve their maths at school and at home. They each have their own password to sign in which is available from the class teacher. To find out what Mathletics is about click on the link below.



Hamilton@Home - FS1, FS2, KS1 and KS2

Hamilton at Home is a new site available to parents to support your children's learning at home. It has a range of "How to Guides" to share with children, "Things to do" which provide original and entertaining education materials to try at home and "Topics Pages" to support your work with your child with topics across a range of age groups. To try out this website click onto the link below.



Helping your Child to succeed

This booklet is full of useful tips and ideas for any parent who has children of any age from pre-school to Primary age. It is written by Bill Lucas and Alistair Smith and published by Network Educational Press Ltd. ISBN 1-85539-111-2.  Telephone 01785 225515 for more details.


Support for you or your child if you have a disability or additional needs.

Do you have a disability or additional needs? Would you like to take part in any of the activities in this booklet?

If you have a disability or additional needs and require extra support, you may be eligible for a “Short Break”.

Short Breaks are for disabled children and young people up to 18 years old. Short Breaks give disabled children and young people enjoyable experiences and activities, and any of the activities in this booklet could be your Short Break.

You can ask for information and advice about accessing the activity of your choice from the activity organiser. If you need extra help and support, you can contact the organisations below for more advice on being supported in an activity.

There are also activities in Leeds designed specially for disabled children and young people. Information is available from the Family Information Service.

Contacts: For information about Short Breaks visit The Family Information Service website: