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 (PTFA Funded)
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
Times Tables Rockstars Login - Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice (PTFA Funded)
Support for Spelling
Online Spelling Resource: Spellodrome Login
Spellodrome provides a safe, secure and engaging online world of learning for students.
If using on a Tablet or Smartphone device you will need to install the Puffin Browser that enables Flash technologies to be used.
Spellingframe.co.uk offers the opportunity to practise spellings linked to particular spelling rules (for Y2, Y3/4 and Y5/6). All words are read aloud and provided within a sentence for context.
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
Helping embed Values Education
Our school values: respect, caring, understanding, motivation, resilience, confidence, honesty, cooperation and responsibility