Parents

 

Education is a partnership between the school and home.

 

We encourage you to take an active part in your child’s
education and support the work of the school.




 

Helping Your Child

National Tests – Sample Materials
These materials are provided to exemplify the types of text and questions that are used for the statutory National Tests.Click here for more information


Education is a partnership between the school and home. Schools cannot succeed without the support of parents. We encourage you to be involved in your child’s education and to support the school in its work and in its public activities.

Supporting Your Child
These are the types of activities parents can do in order that their child makes the best progress at school.

Foundation Phase Experiences
• Develop independence e.g dress/ undress, tidy up toys after playing.
• Concentrate on a tasg or activity for a period of time e.g. game, jig saw etc.
•Talk about experiences.
• Read and discuss all types of books.
• Use a variety of materials to make marks e.g. felt pens, paint, crayons.
• Count everyday objects to 10, 20 and beyond.

By the end of the Foundation Phase
Converse and develop language.
Write in sentences.
Write a story, list, diary etc.
Count to 100 and beyond.
Add and Subtract numbers up to 20 in their head (5 + 3, 10 – 8).
Know their 2, 5 and 10 times tables
Tell the time (to the hour, half past, quarter to and past)

Key Stage 2 (Years 3 and 4)
Talk and discuss stating own opinions in both languages.
Read a variety of texts in both Welsh and English confidently
Write in both Welsh and English - letters, stories etc.
Know their 2, 3, 5, and 10 times tables
Tell the time on both analogue and digital clocks
Deal with money confidently

Key stage 2 (Years 5 and 6)
Talk and discuss in both languages using a wide vocabulary correctly, stating own opinions and points of view confidently.
Read confidently in both Welsh and English
Write in both Welsh and English – stories, letters etc spelling and punctuating correctly.
Know their times tables to 10 by the end of Year 5

Every Age
Reading and shared reading with a parent or other member of the family such as brothers, sisters or grandparents on a short, regular basis is far more effective than long and irregular reading sessions. We are fortunate that the local library at Caernarfon is near. Children should be encouraged to join the library and use the service regularly.