Support for Parents

We know it can be difficult sometimes to help your child at home and you may not know what to say to be supportive. Also, with the constant changes in education, you may not know what is expected of your child at the moment.

Please find below a range of material to help you support at home, provide help so you can assist where possible and give you more of an understanding of the expectations of your child in each year group in the key areas or reading, writing and maths.


Don’t know what to say for the best? Not sure how to help or what type of questions to ask? Have a look at our ‘Top Tips’ below.

Top Tips for Reading at Home – Key Stage 1

Top Tips for Reading at Home – Key Stage 2


Unsure of the methods children use at school? Do some look familiar but some look totally different to how you did it at school? Want to help but not tell your child the wrong way to do it? Please look at the documents below for more assistance – our ‘Information Booklet for parents’ and ‘Calculation Policy’.

Information Booklet for Parents

Calculation Policy

Expectations for each year group

The National Curriculum (2014) set out specific expectations for children in each year of their primary education. The aim of all schools is to ensure children are ready for the next year of their education. In order to do this, children need to be able to do the things outlined in the documents below, both in isolation and applying them to a variety of situations.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5  

Year 6

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Parent View

Parent View – Give Ofsted your view on your child’s school


Parent View – Give Ofsted your view on your child’s school


Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) is a department of the UK government.

Department for Education

Department for Education is responsible for education and children’s services in England

Think You Know

Internet Safety for Children and Adults

North Yorkshire County Council

Advice on choosing a school, find a school near you on our interactive maps, learn about how catchment areas work.

Tech and Play

Exploring play and creativity in pre-schoolers’ use of apps

North Yorkshire Outdoor Learning Service

Motivational learning in inspirational environments