Helping Your Children at Home

Reception Baseline 2021

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 on Reception baseline assessment 2021

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 between Monday 7th June and Friday 25th June. The check will take most pupils no longer than 5 minutes to complete.

The video and leaflet below will give you more information.

Information for parents on Multiplication tables check

National curriculum tests

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.

SATs support


Please also see

The parents’ guide to the National Curriculum
Words for Life

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

e-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.