Knavesmire Primary School

Trafalgar Street, York, North Yorkshire YO23 1HY

01904 554445

Helping your Reception class child at home

Here are some ways to help your child with their learning in Reception:


  1. Encourage personal hygiene – in particular hand-washing after using the toilet.
  2. Share books regularly with your child. Listen to your child read little and often when they bring a reading book home.
  3. Encourage independence in dressing and making healthy food choices.
  4. Help develop your child’s skills in segmenting and blending by playing “robot talk” or “sound-talk” games. Segment CVC words aloud for your child to recognise.
  5. Practise counting to 20 and encourage your child spot numbers in the environment. Give your child opportunities to count objects and say one more or less than a given number.
  6. Help your child complete handwriting sitting at a table using a pencil.