Castleside Primary School

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Supporting your Child

Information about methods used in school for parents to use to support their children at home.


English Glossary
High Frequency Word List


Calculation Policy 2019

Useful Websites for EYFS and KS1

English/Phonics – free phonics activities – free on desktop (cost to download on ipads) – phase 4 and phase 5 phonic activities – a variety of ipad/computer friendly activities for maths and literacy – literacy and maths activities (there is a subscription cost to this) – maths and literacy games (can be used on on ipads or computers) – 30 days free access to a huge supply of books to read online

Maths – a wide variety of printable resources for maths, literacy and phonics (4 weeks free for closed schools) –  year 1 resources and activities. – printable maths worksheets, free resources, fun and games. – mental maths addition and subtraction (beat the clock)

On YouTube (please remember to supervise children whilst using) there are many great videos/channels which support our learning.

Here are few:

Mr T’s Phonics

Tricky words songs –

Alphablocks –


Counting in 2s –

Counting in 5s

Counting in 10s


Useful Websites for KS2

English/Grammar – Accelerated Reader – Free access to all resources in the event of school closures – 30 days free access to a huge supply of books to read online – Free trial of spelling activities – online books and resources

Maths – Mathletics – log-in details in Reading Records Times Table Rockstars – log-in details in Reading Records – Amazing website with fantastic videos to explain concepts and worksheets to support learning.

Videos to support our learning: – get active in a variety of ways supporting the curriculum – Videos to explain mathematical concepts – BBC Teach resource videos – Pop’n’Olly’s Channel supporting our work on equality and inclusivity


Mathletics log in. Children are expected to complete assigned activities on a weekly basis.

Times Tables Rockstars log in. Children in years 2-6 have a log in for ttrockstars. Children will access times tables suitable to their year group and ability.

Children across school enjoy BBC  Supermovers which is an active way to learn maths and English facts.



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