On this page you will find ways to help your child with their learning at home...

Maths at Blaby Stokes

The content of the maths curriculum and the methods that we use in school have changed recently with the focus now on the 'mastery' approach. This is underpinned by the '5 big concepts' - Coherence, Representation & Structure, Reasoning & Problem Solving, Fluency and Variation
In this section of the website you will find information about the curriculum, how we teach maths and the methods that children will use.
This information was also shared with parents during our maths workshops on Nov 16th 2016.

KS1 parent maths workshop 16.11.17. >

KS2 parent maths workshop 16.11.17. >

Parent workshop feedback 16.11.7. >

To help develop children’s fluency in mathematics, we ask them to learn Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs) each half term. We expect children to practise their KIRFs at least 3 times a week.

These lists of KIRFs align with the new curriculum. They are intended to be challenging and it is intended that children will be taught the necessary maths in lessons beforehand.

Year 1 KIRFs >

Year 2 KIRFs >

Year 3 KIRFs >

Year 4 KIRFs >

Year 5 KIRFs >

Year 6 KIRFs >


Helping You to Help Your Child

A booklet containing supporting materials for parents and carers is available here:

Helping You to Help Your Child >


Our newly revised Homework Policy can be found here: POLICIES


Recommended Reads for Year 3 and 4 can be found here: Year 3 & 4 Recommended Reads >

Recommended Reads for Year 5 and 6 can be found here: Year 5 & 6 Recommended Reads >

Foundation Stage Reading Workshop

Thank you to everyone who came to our EYFS reading workshops on 17th and 20th March 2017. We demonstrated different strategies for teaching your child to read and learn their sight vocabulary, showed you a range of websites you can use with your child to enhance their phonic skills as well as showing you how to get the most out of reading with your child.
The resources shared during the workshop, including the presentation itself, can be found by clicking the links below.

Reading Workshop Presentation >

Reading At Home Leaflet >

Helping Your Child At Home >

Questions To Use With Your Child >

Kids of Today - Transition

Top Tips to help your kids of today cope well tomorrow.

You will find a copy of the presentation on the school website along with one about how what you eat affects various aspects of behaviour and learning difficulties.

I have called it ‘What should we be eating?’.

Mrs J Lambert
Acting SENCo

Kids of Today Transition Guide >
Kids of Today Feedback >
What You Should Eat Guide >


E-Safety encompassess not only Internet technologies but also electronic communications via mobile phones, games consoles and wireless technology. It highlights the need to educate children and young people about the benefits, risks and responsibilities of using information technology.
E-safety concerns safeguarding children and young people in the digital world.
E-safety emphasises learning to understand and use new technologies in a positive way.
E-safety is less about restriction and more about education about the risks as well as the benefits so we can feel confident online.
E-safety is concerned with supporting children and young people to develop safer online behaviours both in and out of school.
This section contains a range of resources linked to e-safety, some of which we shared at our parent workshop last year.

1. E-Safety Parent Presentation

2. Don't panic - talk

3. Parent tips

4. Supporting young people online

5. Parent Factsheet SID16

6. Parents Conversation Starters SID16

Top Tips for Online Safety

Here are some simple things you can do to help keep your children safe online:

  1. Put a contract in place about the device, between parent/carer and child.
  2. Make sure that you have the pin to the phone and any passwords for apps that they are using or have access to.
  3. Set any apps up from your own email address so that you can keep a check on what they are viewing or going on.
  4. Call your Wi-Fi provider and discuss security settings before giving the items to the child.
  5. Make sure you know what sites have age restrictions and what they are.
  6. Have time outs from the phone/tablet set up from the beginning.
  7. Have consequences in place for over usage and make sure the child knows what these are from the beginning.
  8. Where possible encourage online use in rooms where you can supervise rather than in bedrooms.
  9. Show an interest and make sure you are ‘friends’ with or ‘follow’ your children on all sites even if you don’t use them yourself for any other reason.
  10. Check your browser history on devices before giving them to children.
  11. Talk to your child about the dangers and learn from them about using the internet.
  12. Use the Internet to learn about the Internet.
  13. Make sure you lead by example when using devices yourself.
  14. Consider what you share about your children on social media.
  15. Make use of ‘Nanny Apps’ these can help limit your child's internet use.

For more tips please look at the PDF below...

Top Tips for Parents.pdf

Grammar at Blaby Stokes

The Literacy SATs, especially for Year 2, now have a greater emphasis on Grammar and spelling in context. In this section of website there are examples of the Year 2 and Year 6 tests for you to look at so you know what is expected of the children. Also included is a Grammatical Terms list which again you might find useful.

Grammatical Terms.pdf >

Sample ks1 EnglishGPS paper1 spelling.pdf >

Sample ks1 EnglishGPS paper1 spelling instructions.pdf >

Sample ks1 EnglishGPS paper2 questions.pdf >

Sample ks2 EnglishGPS paper1 questions.pdf >

Sample ks2 EnglishGPS paper2 spelling instructions.pdf >


Reading Together

Simple tips and ideas on how to help your child with reading and phonics...

Reading together at home >

How to pronounce sounds >

Phonics Ideas to do at Home

Simple ideas and games to help your child with phonics at home...

Phonics ideas and games to do at home >

(You can print and fold into a 6-sided leaflet)