"I am impressed by the polite, friendly and hard-working children, as well as sociable and helpful staff. If I were a prospective parent, I'd have no hesitation in sending my child here". Supply Teacher
"Both of our daughters have gone into school happily since day one and love it. We have been very impressed with the teachers and support staff" (Parent Y5 pupils)
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Parents play an important part in their child's success at school and we believe that children achieve their best when home and school work together. At St Martin’s Garden we regularly offer parents opportunities to spend time in the school, to meet the Head teacher and staff, find out what’s happening, and take part in activities with their children. Through working in partnership with parents, we can give children the best possible education.
Helping with learning at home
We live in such a technical age now: tablets, laptops, smartphones! These are some online sites that could help with supporting your child’s learning in English. Some of these websites are games for children, others are ways that you can support your child.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/ (for years 3-6)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/ (for years R-2)
But nothing can be better than reading at home with your child, make it part of their daily routine.
Below are some websites that can help with Maths learning at home
Maths - useful web-sites to reinforce learning and skills:
Times tables against the clock.- http://flashmaths.co.uk/viewFlash.php?id=2
Splat the Number - http://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html
Funky Mummy - http://www.ictgames.com/funkymum.html
Maths Playground - http://www.mathplayground.com/
Woodlands Junior School - http://resources.woodlandsjunior.kent.sch.uk/maths/index.html
IXL Maths - https://uk.ixl.com/
Maths is Fun – http://www.mathsisfun.com/
Cool Maths - http://coolmathgames1.net/
ICT Games - http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html
Interactivestuff - http://interactivestuff.org/
Nrich - http://nrich.maths.org/frontpage
Maths Support - http://www.mathssupport.co.uk/?page_id=52
Maths Outdoors - http://creativestarlearning.co.uk/c/maths-outdoors/
Teacher Tube - https://www.teachertube.com/
Problem Solving - http://www.dcbeagle.com/mathslinks.html
Top Marks - http://www.topmarks.co.uk/
Hamilton Trust - https://player.hamilton-trust.org.uk/ - Quick Maths for each year group.
BBC Bitesize – KS2 - http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/
Primary Games - http://www.primarygames.co.uk
My Maths - https://www.mymaths.co.uk/primary.html
At St Martin’s Garden Primary School we also believe that homework reinforces and enhances the curriculum while strengthening the Home-School partnership. The amount of homework will vary with age. To view our Homework Policy (click on link)
Copies of all the school policies are available from the school office - please ask.
We hope you will find the information in this section helpful, but if you can’t find what you’re looking for please contact the school office.
Don’t forget to check the Newsletter and calendar for important dates and forthcoming events ~ both are found on the Home page.
Parents are always welcome to discuss and share their views. If you have a concern, please raise it with us through the our procedure, which is outlined in our Complaints Procedure (click on link to view).