Parents and carers always ask, "How can I help my child to learn?" and "What can I be doing differently to support my child?
Every child is different and we treat each Bousfield child as an individual. These are some resources our teachers and parents recommend.
We strongly encourage parents and carers to communicate with teachers and other parents to gain further insight into what else is out there - free or at a fee.
From BBC Education and launched during the COVID pandemic, this website offers a range of resources for parents and may be recommended by your child's teacher for additional learning on a subject area.
- Bitesize for Parents Toolkits - Top tips, expert advice and fun activities to help you support your child's wellbeing and learning in a changing world.
- Bitesize for Primary - Learning resources for each year group broken down into subject areas. Start with selecting your child's year.
The secret is out...Twinkl is an online education resource website that we use in school and you can also access it at home as well. In a dedicated section for parents and carers, there is a range of activities to keep children busy. It includes free resources like the Parenting Wiki, Homework Help, Twinkl Kids TV and more (great for colouring pages!). Some resources require payment or membership to download or access.
TheSchoolRun is a mum-led website that has a whole host of information and materials to support your child's learning journey. Through a newsletter, you can receive an email with resources tailored to the educational needs of your child.
Here are some of their recommended 'best' lists for learning resources:
Oak National Academy
You may remember Oak National Academy from the Coronavirus lockdown! It's a Government-backed website where UK Teachers - following the national curriculum - with online lessons complemented with mini-quizzes and activity suggestions. There are over 10,000 free video lessons, resources and activities.
Looking to help your children with their maths? Top Marks has a wide range of games broken into categories. We have highlighted a few that focus on mental maths, but there are plenty more!
- Alien Addition is a quick fire space invader addition game.
- Hit the Button is an interactive maths game with quick fire questions on number bonds, times tables, doubling and halving, multiples, division facts and square numbers.
- Mental Maths Train is a maths game which focuses on the essential vocabulary of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. It can help children to understand what type of calculation they have to do when faced with word problems.
- Daily 10 is used by teachers to use in the classroom, but it also is a great way to set the timer and have your child write down the answers in a set time. It covers addition, subtraction, ordering, partitioning, digit values (place value), rounding, multiplication, division, doubles, halves and fractions.
This activity exactly mirrors the 'Multiplication Tables Check' that will be given to children at the end of Year 4. They are tested on their multiplication tables up to 12 x 12.
There are twenty-five questions and children have six seconds to answer each question and three seconds between questions. The questions are generated randomly using the same rules as the 'Multiplication Tables Check'. Results can be downloaded and printed at the end of the test.