Helping Your Child
At Great Abington we work in partnership with you to create: curious, resilient, inquisitive, independent pupils who relish challenge. They need to engaged in all aspects of school life from the enriched curriculum to the extra curricular clubs. Please do come and talk to us if at any stage you are concerned about the outcomes being achieved by your child(ren). In partnership we can overcome any barriers that inhibit pupils learning and feeling safe within school. The two main areas we need your support with are: reading and developing curiosity.
We have developed a core maths pack for parents / carers which support the early development and embedding of mathematical concepts. Below is our maths calculation policy. This document includes of the different strategies we teach. Do talk to Mr. Richards (Maths leader) for further information.
Do inform us (contact us page) of any ideas you have for helping your child at home.
Oxford University Press Online resource: MyMaths Login
MyMaths is an interactive online teaching and homework subscription website that builds pupil engagement and consolidates maths knowledge.
Login details for MyMaths are in your child's reading record / diary / planner
If using on a Tablet or Smartphone device you will need to install the Puffin Browser that enables Flash technologies to be used. Oxford University Press are planning to update the software running MyMaths - details and support can be found here
3P Learning Online Resource: Spellodrome Login
Spellodrome provides a safe, secure and engaging online world of learning for students. Rewards and certificates keep students motivated, with a wide range of spelling games based on a teacher-assigned custom word list.
The Spellodrome courses have been developed in accordance with the 2014 National Curriculum’s statutory requirements for spelling.
• The Reception programme includes words containing grapheme-phoneme correspondences (GPCs) and some sight words.
• The year 1 and 2 programmes continue to build on phonic knowledge while introducing the role of morphology and etymology.
• The year 3 and 4 programmes consolidates digraphs, morphemic knowledge, vocabulary development, difficult spellings and words which are frequently misspelt.
• In years 5 and 6 the students study some of the more difficult spelling rules, continue to expand their morphemic knowledge and use etymological knowledge to develop an understanding of why some words have such unusual spellings.
The Sleep Charity - Working to ensure that children get a good night’s sleep... and so do their parents / carers!
At Great Abington we invest in areas that concern our school community. Mrs Pearl (Class 1 Teaching Assistant) has attended a two day course on improving sleep. The following resources can support you in understanding more about sleep and will compliment our 5 week programme for parents and carers. Please do contact the school if you have any questions or would like information on the 5 week programme - PDF poster.
Web based Resources:
BBC Panorama: Sleepless Britain