Helping Your Children at Home

Reception Baseline

All Reception children will take part in the Reception Baseline in the first few weeks. This will be carried out on a 1-1 basis with their class teacher.

Information for parents Reception Baseline Assessment 2023


The NHS Better Health Start for Life website has advice for parents on activities you can do with your children at every stage between birth and 5 years old.

Year 4 Multiplication Test

The multiplication tables check is a digital assessment intended to support teachers in ensuring that all children know their multiplication tables by the end of primary school. The year 4 children will take the test within the 3 week period from Monday 5th June. The check will take most pupils no longer than 5 minutes to complete.

The video and leaflet below will give you more information.

Multiplication Check 2023

Please see below the presentation from the Multiplication meeting

Multiplication Presentation

National curriculum tests

KS2 SATs meeting 2023-24

Michael Tidd, author of the ‘Ramblings of a Teacher’ blog has created some informative videos for parents about the KS1 and KS2 national curriculum tests.  You can see his videos here.

National Curriculum

Parents Guide to the National Curriculum

Useful Links

Here is a list of useful links for pupils, parents and carers.

Links for parents

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Links for Pupils


Early Years information about helping your child settle into school, and what Early Years is all about…

General School

Online Safety Websites

Durham Music Services

Durham Music Services aim to inspire young people in our communities to enjoy music throughout their lives. They provide a wide range of high quality musical educational opportunities aiming for the highest standards. Visit the Durham Music Services website for further information.