Home reading is essential and is at the heart of our homework contracts with pupils and parents. Early and Developing readers are expected to read at home to an adult daily. This is recorded within their reading record log and monitored closely by class teachers and teaching assistants. Our more fluent readers in KS2 are expected to read at home independently or to an adult regularly and update their reading record log. Regular home reading and updated reading logs are an essential part of our homework expectations.


How can you help at home?

All our children from Foundation 1 through to Year 6 will be provided with a home reading book. This will be chosen from our reading scheme. The children progress through the levels, developing fluency and confidence and then move on to free choice reading books (usually Years 5 & 6).


Top Tips

    • Try to read each day
    • Choose a quiet time and a quiet place
    • Please communicate with school and record any comments or concerns in your child’s reading log.
    • Try to make it fun by playing games or setting mini challenges
    • Talk lots about the book and check that your child under the meaning of any new words.
    • Re-read familiar books for fluency, confidence and pleasure.



What to do if your child is struggling with their reading

  • Sound out the word using phonics knowledge (parent workshops are provided to help with this in Foundation stage and Key Stage 1)
  • Help reinforce tricky words which cannot be sounded out and just need to be read on sight Eg what, said, me
  • Read around the word or read on to the end of the sentence and then return to the word. Can you make sense of it now?
  • Look for picture clues to help you make a sensible guess.




Click below for links to phonics games to play with your child at home.

Phonics Play

Time for Phonics

Top Marks Phonics




Click below for information about how to help your child at home with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Maths at Mersey Park KS1

Maths at Mersey Park KS2

Year 1 Maths Methods

Year 2 Maths Methods

Year 3 Maths Methods

Year 4 Maths Methods

Year 5 Maths Methods

Year 6 Maths Methods



Follow the link below to get hints and tips on helping your child at home with computing.

Computing Skills