Parents' tips and resources

Here you will find useful tips and resources shared by parents/carers from our EAL group.of course there are many more references that you can use and this list is not exhaustive.


Thesaurus or dictionary of words with the same or nearly the same meanings, or synonyms, and their opposites, or antonyms.

You child is more than welcome to borrow a variety of books from our School Library!

Check out the Top 100 Classic Books

Your local Library is very convenient to borrow books and audiobooks. Click here to find a library

Oxford Owl has a great selection of book recommendations as well as tips and ideas for supporting reading at home


Whiteboards or LED board are a great way to encourage your child to write, practice spellings or multiplications.

Learning posters to put in your kitchen or your child's bedroom, to learn times tables, phonics, geography etc.

Watch Numberblocks for number support and Alphablocks to help with learning phonics.

Useful phonics information on the school website here

Squeebles is a fantastic tool to use for learning school spellings

Twinkl Parents offers lots of interesting articles and resources to support parents.


Brain Boxes are very good for general knowledge and memory. Any "tell the story" picture cards - lots of resources on the Internet/Pinterest.

Shut the Box is a great game for Maths support.

Play a game of Scrabble Junior.

Lego is fantastic for imagination but is also a useful tool to develop maths skills. Check out some ideas here.


Scouts/Beavers/Rainbows/Brownies groups are highly recommended for life skills and making friends - see Avon Scouts and Girl Guiding

Holiday clubs and camps: these are for your children when you are working, they provide fun days full of sports, games and arts and crafts. St Bon’s offers a Holiday club.