Supporting your child's learning at home

At Ark Kings Academy we know how important it is for home and school to work together to give every child the best chance of fulfilling their potential.

We encourage parents and staff to work together in lots of different ways. This ranges from regular communication between you and your child's teacher to inviting parents to take part in fun, relaxed learning sessions at school with your child.

One of the ways you as a parent can support your child is by helping them to practise at home the things that they are learning at school. Set out below are links to some useful tips and resources to help you make learning at home fun.


Understanding Read Write Inc. phonics

Ark Kings Academy uses an approach known as Read Write Inc. Phonics to teach reading and writing. We encourage parents to use the online video tutorial below to better understand what Read Write Inc. is and how you can help support your child's reading and writing at home.

Understanding Read Write Inc Phonics Video Tutorial


Pronouncing Pure Sounds

You can practise phonics sounds with your child by using the 'pure sounds' phonics pronunciation online video tutorial below.

Pronouncing Pure Sounds Video Tutorial


Free Resources to Encourage Your Child's Love of Reading and Maths

Reading with your child is a great way to spend quality time together and can make a real difference to your child's learning.

Stuck for something to read? You can find 250 completely FREE ebooks over on the Oxford Owl website. The ebooks can be read on any mobile device, including tablets.

As well as ebooks, the website also offers advice, top tips and ideas so you can encourage your child's reading and maths at home in the best possible way.

Oxford Owl website