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Maulden Lower

Helping Your Child

At Maulden Lower School we know how important the role of a parent or carer is in the education of their children.

Parents play an essential part in promoting a positive attitude towards our school and learning. From the earliest opportunity, we develop and strengthen the partnership between home and school, based on mutual respect and trust. 

The most effective way that you can support your child is in creating a routine at home so that reading, spellings, times tables and other homework are able to be completed successfully.

Please see the Pupils Learning Zone section and the Curriculum section of the website for more information and guidance.

2020-21 Parent Information

Curriculum Overviews and Homework Menus are emailed out termly and can be found in the Pupils - Our Classes section of the website.

Year 1 Parent Information Booklet - Rabbit Class

Year 2 Parent Information Booklet - Hedgehog Class

Year 3 Parent Information Booklet - Woodpecker Class

Year 4 Parent Information Booklet - Kestrel Class

Reading at home

Sharing a book with a child is fun! It's a time for closeness, laughing and talking together – and it can also give children a flying start in life and help them become lifelong readers. School reading books can also be fun with the right approach! We know that things won't always go perfectly but it is important to make this part of your daily routine at home. Please speak to your child's teacher if you are finding it difficult to establish a reading routine at home for any reason.

At Maulden Lower School, we aim to hear your child read at least once a week to their teacher or another adult in school. They are provided many other reading opportunities throughout the school day. The school reading books and reading record are a fantastic opportunity for you to improve their reading skills, simply by reading regularly at home (we recommend four times a week for 10-15 minutes).

Research shows that children who read regularly at home perform better in all subjects at school!


A guide to reading with your child

Reading Scheme progression at Maulden Lower School

Top tips for extending more able readers

Story Time videos with Maulden Lower School Staff

Parent Phonics Information Sheet from Maulden Lower School


Especially for our Nursery and Reception children

Read with me leaflet 2-3 years

Read with me leaflet 3-4 years

Read with me leaflet 4-5 years

Spellings at home

Parent Guidance for Spellings Year 1

Parent Guidance for Spellings Year 2

Parent Guidance for Spellings Year 3 and 4

Spelling Fun - Early Years

Spelling Fun - Year 1

Spelling Fun - Year 2

Spelling Fun - Year 3

Spelling Fun  - Year 4


For more information about spelling expectations please go to the Writing page under the English menu in the curriculum section of our website.

We are always available to offer support and guidance.  Please contact your class teacher.

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