St Helen's CE Primary School

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St Helen's CE Primary School, Highfield Road, Hemsworth, WF9 4EG

01977 617955

St Helen's CE Primary School

Looking forward in Faith

  1. Parents/Carers
  2. Helping your Child at Home

Helping your Child at Home

There is a great deal of research evidence suggesting that pupil performance can be improved if parents are aware of how they can support their child's learning at home. Most of you are very willing to help, time permitting, and of course you want the best for your child, but it is not always easy for you to know how best to do this. The year group pages on this website and dropping into school are an important part of this communication with you, sharing what your child is doing in school and how you can help to support them in the main curriculum areas during the year.

Schools of course have a huge part to play in the rate of a pupil's progress; that’s what we’re here for. However, if we can work in closer partnership with you as parents, involving you more in their learning, we are sure that this will have a really positive impact on individual children's progress.



50 Things To Do helps parents develop their home learning environment, suggesting a wide range of low-cost and no-cost local activities. The 50 Things approach improves early language and literacy, motor skills and resilience.  As a result children thrive cognitively, physically and emotionally, and will be more ready for primary school.

Find lots to do across the district with your little ones. There's so much to see and do around the district.

Why not explore, have fun and get to know more about where you live.

Visit:  or download the app!



NumBots is all about every child achieving the “triple win” of understanding, recall and fluency in mental addition and subtraction, so that they move from counting to calculating.

Please contact your class teacher about getting login information for your child!



Support your child with a fun way of learning their Times Tables!  Watch out for battles between classes and teachers! 

Follow this link and enjoy: 


Whole School

Please see your child's class teacher about completing extra booster or homework on maths that supports the teaching that goes on in school!


Top Marks Maths

Top marks maths provides a range of games for children to practise their maths work while having fun! It has games from 4 years old upwards in every areas of maths. A great way for the children to enjoy screen time educationally. 


Here is some further practical advice when helping your child at home:

Your child should be bringing a regular reading book home. Reading with them at home will really help move their learning forward.
Some classes will send home lists of spellings to learn. Learning these at home will help your child remember to use them correctly in their school work.
Additional Writing
Any additional writing activities at home are most welcome, practising handwriting and writing stories is great!
When you’re out shopping, look at prices and how many things are in the basket - there are so many calculations you could do. Any ways of counting are a great help.
If there is any other homework that comes home, it is usually designed for sharing with parents so it would be great if you could share this with them.
Book Bags
Make sure your child is bringing their book bags to and from school. It is used for taking homework and reading books to and from school so please check them for this plus letters are often found in book bags.

If you require any of the information from our website in paper form, please contact the school office where we will be happy to organise this free of charge.