Godinton Primary School

How Can I Help My Child at Home?

At Godinton Primary School, we value the partnership between home and school and therefore encourage parents to help support their child’s learning in many different ways. This may be practising and developing skills they have learnt at school, visiting local museums or further reading or research about a topic they children are enthused by.

On this page you will find information on how you can support your child at home.

Year Group Welcome Letters

Each year group produces a welcome letter at the start of the academic year which will hopefully answer any queries which parents might have about the work their child will be doing in class this year. Please click on the links below to view the relevant year group letter.

Welcome Letters 2018-2019

Year R - Mrs Christopher & Mrs Day

Year 1 - Miss Causebrook & Miss Johns

Year 2 - Miss Walker & Miss Moss

Year 3 - Miss Coveney & Miss Jones

Year 4 - Mrs Kelleher & Miss Brooker

Year 5 - Mrs Tinker, Mrs Clark & Mr Smith

Year 6 - Mrs Crowfoot, Mrs Pemberton & Mrs Collins


Maths Calculation Policies

The methods used to teach maths have changed over time and can vary slightly in different schools.  At Godinton, we have created a maths calculation policy to show how we teach mathematical methods.  Click on the links below to view these policies.

Progression in Maths Calculations

Maths Visual Calculation Policy


Recall of Multiplication and Division Facts


The National Curriculum expects children to know all their times tables up to 12 x 12 by the end of year 4.  At Godinton, children initially learn the multiplication facts for a particular table e.g; 2 x table.  The children then  develop their knowledge of multiplication facts and the associated division facts using the coloured times table system.  The children progress through the different colours and learn both the multiplication and division facts for a set of calculations.  This method helps to reinforce the link between multiplication and division. Click on the relevant link below to view the different times table tests.

Blue Multiplication  Blue Divide  Blue Mixed
Green Multiplication      Green Divide  Green Mixed
Orange Multiplication  Orange Divide    Orange Mixed
Red & Yellow Multiplication  Red & Yellow Divide  Red & Yellow Mixed 
Purple Multiplication  Purple Divide    Purple Mixed


Multiplication  A  Multiplication B    
Division A    Division B    
Complete Mixed A  Complete Mixed B   Complete Mixed C   Complete Mixed D


The ability to recall multiplication and division facts at speed is vital.  These facts are regularly applied to many areas of maths and therefore they can never be practised too much. There are lots of online times table games which children can play.


Our aim is to encourage all children to read as often as possible and for the children to develop a life-long love of reading.  It is our observation that children who read regularly at home, and therefore read a wider range of texts, tend to demonstrate greater progress in reading, writing and spelling.

 Recommended Reading List 

Please click on the link below to view the recommend texts for different age groups.


For details of how Phonics is taught at Godinton Primary School, please refer to the separate phonics page where details of our Letters and Sound Scheme can be found along with video clips illustrating the correct pronunciation of each sound.

For children in years 4, 5 and 6 we have created some key spellings lists which have been taken from the National Curriculum word lists. The children will have regular spelling tests based on the word list they are currently learning. When practising spellings are home, it is also important that children understand the meaning of the word they are learning to spell and the context in which it can be used. 

Please click on the relevant coloured spelling list to view the words.  


Blue   Yellow   Purple   Green