Ditcheat Primary School

Part of the East Somerset Federation which includes Bruton and
Upton Noble C of E VC Primary Schools

Supporting your child

We believe that links between home and school are vital for a child’s development.  The more parents are involved with their child’s education, the more motivated and engaged the child becomes and this often results in greater progress.


A few key pointers for supporting your child with their learning:

  • Listen to them read, talk about the story or the content of the book and ask them to make predictions about what may happen next!
  • Encourage them to read a variety of different texts and genres; older children may enjoy reading magazines and newspaper articles, or a guide book about somewhere they have been.
  • Talk to you child about what they are doing in school on a daily basis.
  • Let them play! Time spent as a family, talking, laughing, playing games and exploring has a huge influence upon a child’s personal development- take every opportunity!


Inspire Sessions and Share My Learning

Over the course of the year, teachers run Inspire Sessions within their classes, these can be a valuable opportunity to work alongside your child within ‘their’ setting.

We also run monthly Share My Learning afternoons where we invite families to spend time seeing the work their child is most proud of



National Curriculum Tests

2020 Key Stage 1 tests - A short video about the Key Stage 1 National Curriculum tests for parents

This 6-minute video provides information for parents about the Key Stage 1 tests, including the optional Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling Test. A downloadable version is available for schools: https://goo.gl/jo18qk A separate video is available for schools not using the GPS test: https://youtu.be/81943gG0H38

2017 Key Stage 2 tests - A 5 minute video guide for parents about the National Curriculum tests in Year 6

A summary of the Key Stage 2 tests that Year 6 pupils will take in England in May 2017. Aimed particularly at parents. A downloadable version is available for schools to use here: https://goo.gl/b0Lo9v The standard KS1 version is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVlrdqh_J6Y

Mental health problems affect about 1 in 10 children and young people: they include depression, anxiety and conduct disorder, and are often a direct response to what is happening in their lives. Please click on the link below if you would like advice on this area