Helping My Child At Home

Becoming involved with the school will enable both parents and children to benefit from the learning opportunities at Tatworth School.

We usually run workshops and information evenings throughout the year to show parents how subjects are taught and to help them help their children at home.  Last year these included: Read Write Inc for Reception and KS1 parents; an introduction to Accelerated Reader; maths workshops for Reception and Year 2 parents; phonics morning for KS1 parents; SATS evenings for KS1 and KS2 parents.

We also held regular parents’ evenings as well as having a meeting for new parents.

These events will recommence as soon as it is safe to do so or will be virtual.  Details will be issued to relevant parents as early as possible and will also be included in the school calendar.

“High-quality mathematics provides a foundation for understanding the world.”
(Primary National Curriculum, 2014)

Tatworth Primary has a passion and a dedication to enable its learners to be confident mathematicians. We want our young mathematicians to be able to solve problems, reason about mathematical concepts and apply their mathematical skills fluently in a variety of contexts.

The following links explain how we teach calculation to all year groups.

Subtraction
Division
Multiplication
Addition

“A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.”
(Primary National Curriculum, 2014)

Computing is a vital component in ensuring our children become competent and confident individuals who are able to use technological resources to learn, communicate and create.

Teaching within Computing at Tatworth encourages children to use a variety of software and hardware in their learning to become technically proficient. The children have the opportunity to solve problems and design games through their understanding of coding, recognise the internet as a positive tool but know what to do if they encounter problems and use a range of technology comfortably.

Useful Websites and Apps
The following are a selection of useful websites and apps that provide opportunities for children to practise and apply Computing learning, as well as give Parents/Carers advice about eSafety.

Websites

UK Safer Internet Centre – a partnership of three leading organisations: Childnet International, Internet Watch Foundation and SWGfL, to promote the safe and responsible use of technology for young people.

NSPCC with O2 – tools and advice to help keep your child safe online.

Scratch – comprehensive free coding resource for children developed by the MIT .

Media Lab
Code.org – free coding platform for children with many learning activities and courses (used as part of Computing teaching at Gorsey Bank).

Apps
Scratch Jr – Introductory programming tool that enables young children (ages 5-7) to create their own interactive stories and games.

Hopscotch – A programming environment that lets children explore ideas while making real software (ages 8+).

Daisy the Dinosaur – Built by the creators of Hopscotch to teach the basics of coding (ages 4+).

How to assess your childs writing.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

We encourage parents to have regular reading sessions with their children at home as this will install a love of learning and aid progression in all areas of school life.