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On this page, we have included links to websites which will enable you to support your child at home.

We view this page as an ongoing resource, which we will endeavour to update when changes are made to Teaching and Learning approaches.  If there is anything you would like to know more about, please speak to us, so we can help you in supporting your child with their learning.

Supporting your child in English

English forms an important part of our Curriculum at Mayhill.  Children partake in reading, writing, spelling and handwriting lessons every week.  The following links will help your child to practise key skills, which underpin the English Curriculum.

Here are some top tips to develop your child’s reading and writing skills at home.


  • Which spellings should your child know by the end of Year 4 and the end of Year 6? (see pages 16 and 23 for word lists)
    • Spelling mats we use in class
    • Year 3 and 4
    • Year 5 and 6
  • How can I help my child learn their spellings?
    • Spelling strategies
    • Spelling strategies poster
    • Spelling activities and games
  • Useful websites:
  • Examples of spelling tests for Year 6 SATs:   Sample paper 2016    SPAG test 2015


  • Helping your child to enjoy reading
    • ‘Enjoy Reading’ guide for parents
    • Tips to encourage your child to read Words for Life
  • How to question your child on what they have read
    • 3 levels of questions to ask your child
  • Useful websites:
  • Examples of reading tests for Year 6 SATs:   Sample papers 2016    Reading test 2015



Supporting your child with Maths

What calculations do we teach the children?
Examples of maths tests for Y6 SATs: Sample papers 2016   Maths test 2015
How can I help my child learn their tables
Websites worth looking at (Games, activities and information for children and parents)
What we ask of you
Maths Target sheets: Year 3   Year 4   Year 5   Year 6

'Oxford Owl Maths - Including an online maths dictionary

The Oxford University Press have developed this site to support parents in helping their children with mathematics. You'll find lots of advice, support, games and fun activities showing how best to help your child develop their mathematical skills to enable them to become maths wizards! There's also information on what some of the technical 'jargon' means. In addition why not have a look at some of the other sections this invaluable website offers for learning times tables and spellings too.

Mr May’s recommended reading and links on the topic of Education…

Educating Ruby: An interesting and thought provoking read on 'What our children really need to learn' for the 21st Century.