Helping Your Child

The below booklet may be useful in helping you as a parent/carer to find out more about how your child is learning and developing during their early years.

Guidance to your child’s learning and development in EYFS

Times Tables

Learning times table facts can have a huge impact on a child’s ability in many areas of the maths curriculum. When the new curriculum was introduced in 2014, the government set out the following expectations for times table knowledge:

  • By the end of Year 2, children should know by heart all multiplication and division facts for their 10, 5 and 2 times tables (up to 12 x 10, 12 x 5 and 12 x 2)
  • By the end of Year 3, they should also know by heart all multiplication and division facts for their 3, 4 and 8 times tables
  • By the end of Year 4, children should know the multiplication and division facts for all times tables up to 12 x 12

How you can help at home

The best way for children to learn times tables is through regular practice. Times table facts need to be learnt so that they can quickly give the correct answer without needing to count up. There are some excellent games that your child can play on the internet which are good fun and encourage your child to keep coming back  to improve their scores. We would particularly recommend the following websites:

The Department For Education have recently announced that from June 2020 Year 4 children will sit an on-screen times table check.

Times Tables

Learning times table facts can have a huge impact on a child’s ability in many areas of the maths curriculum. When the new curriculum was introduced in 2014, the government set out the following expectations for times table knowledge:

  • By the end of Year 2, children should know by heart all multiplication and division facts for their 10, 5 and 2 times tables (up to 12 x 10, 12 x 5 and 12 x 2)
  • By the end of Year 3, they should also know by heart all multiplication and division facts for their 3, 4 and 8 times tables
  • By the end of Year 4, children should know the multiplication and division facts for all times tables up to 12 x 12

How you can help at home

The best way for children to learn times tables is through regular practice. Times table facts need to be learnt so that they can quickly give the correct answer without needing to count up. There are some excellent games that your child can play on the internet which are good fun and encourage your child to keep coming back  to improve their scores. We would particularly recommend the following websites:

The Department For Education have recently announced that from June 2020 Year 4 children will sit an on-screen times table check.

Parent Workshops/Open Classrooms

At East Dene Primary we are proud to regularly invite parents /carers and family members to workshops to support their child’s learning at home. For those parents who are unable to make any of the workshops information from the workshops will be available to download.

All parents are welcome to attend Parent Workshops.  We are continually trying to meet the needs of our pupils and parents therefore if you have any feedback regarding the workshops please see Mrs Ridge.

As well as running subject specific workshops we also invite our parents/carers in to observe how we teach English and Maths to our children – these are called our Open Classroom sessions. Parents/Carers are not expected to participate in the sessions but opportunities will be provided by the class teacher at a later date should parents request any additional information.

September 2019
  • Y6 Welcome Meeting – 5th September 2019 3:30pm – Y6 curriculum and expectations
  • Y5 Welcome Meeting – 6th September 2019 3:30pm – Y5 curriculum and expectations
  • Y4 Welcome Meeting – 9th September 2019 3:30pm – Y4 curriculum and expectations
  • Y3 Welcome Meeting – 10th September 2019 3:30pm – Y3 curriculum and expectations
  • Y2 Welcome Meeting – 12th September 2019 3:30pm – Y2 curriculum and expectations
  • Y1 Welcome Meeting – 13th September 2019 3:30pm – Y1 curriculum and expectations
  • F2 Welcome Meeting – 17th September 2019 3:00pm – F2 curriculum and expectations
  • F1 Welcome Meeting – 19th September 2019 3:00pm – F1 curriculum and expectations
  • Phonics Parents meeting – 23rd September 2:30pm – how to develop early reading skills
  • KS1 Bringing Books to Life Family Learning Workshop – 25th September  9:10am
 
October 2019
  • EYFS Maths Fun Day – 8th October  9:10am
  • Y6 – Myths, Magic and Mystery Family Learning Workshop – 8th October  – 9:10am
  • Harvest Festival at St James Church – 17th October 10am
  • Whole school – Diwali Celebration Afternoon – 25th October 1pm
November 2019
  • KS2 Open Classroom – 12th November – 9:00am – 10am
  • KS1 Open Classroom – 14th November – 9:00am – 10am
  • Parents Evening – 20th November – 2pm – 5pm
December 2019
  • KS2 Christmas Performance & Christmas Market – 10th December – Times TBC
  • EYFS Christmas Performance & Christmas Market – 11th December – Times TBC
  • KS1 Christmas Performance & Christmas Market – 12th December – Times TBC
  • Whole School – Carols Around The Tree – 12th December 1:30pm
January 2020
  • Y6 SATS Information Meeting – 9th January 3:30pm
  • KS1/2 – English Workshop – 23rd January 2:30pm
February 2020
  • KS1 Open Classroom – 27th February – 9:00am – 10am
March 2020
  • KS2 Open Classroom – 4th March – 9:00am – 10am
  • Whole School Parents Evening – 11th March – 2pm – 5pm
  • Y6 SATS Information Meeting – 18th March 2:30pm
April 2020
  • Y5 Curriculum Assembly – 23rd April 2:30pm
  • Y4 Curriculum Assembly – 30th April 2:30pm
May 2020
  • Y3 Curriculum Assembly – 7th May 2:30pm

 June 2020

  • KS1 Phonics Fun Morning – 2nd June 9:10am
  • Y1/2 Curriculum Assembly – 4th June 2:30pm
  • English Parents Workshop – 17th June 2:30pm

Adult Learning

Please keep checking this section to find out information and dates for future adult learning taking place at East Dene.

Science Take Home Bags

Our Science Take Home Bags are a fantastic way of extending children’s scientific learning at home. The bags are filled with fun, educational science based activities that encourage family involvement.

Children will take turns taking the Science bags home to enjoy. Each bag will include a topic book, a learning diary and an activity card.