Suggestions for home learning and useful information for parents including OFSTED reports, parenting support, local events and links to the Department for Education.

Our OFSTED Reports

School House Ofsted report

St Martin’s Ofsted report

St Gerard’s Ofsted report

Information regarding Early Years

DfE website

What is the EYFS?

What is your child learning while they’re at preschool?

How to support your child to be ready to start school

Additional support for children

ERIC – help with toilet training 

Bristol Local Offer (information about special educational needs and services in Bristol)

Additional support for families

Bristol Against Violence and Abuse

Citizens Advice

E-Safety advice from Bristol City Council for parents and children

E-Safety advice from the NSPCC

NSPCC parenting tips

Free children’s ebook and audiobook about Coronavirus

Local events

Family events around the city

Redcatch Community Garden

Home Learning Ideas and Support

Personal, Social and Emotional Development and Wellbeing

Strategies and tips to support your child’s emotional development

A range of ideas and activities to help you to spend quality time together as a family

Practical play ideas for playing at home during lock down – from Play Scotland

Supporting your child’s mental health through play

Fun learning ideas to do at home for four year-olds

Speech and Language

How children learn language from the Speech and Language Therapy Team in Bristol

Literacy and Phonics

Words for Life – Ideas to support your child with literacy

Advice and tips on supporting your child’s communication from the BBC

Phonics – how to pronounce the sounds

Supporting early reading skills

Online listening games to support phonics


A guide to support mathematical development at home

Ten creative ideas for learning maths at home

Mathematical activities to set up at home and how to extend your child’s learning

Simple maths tips to try at home

Outdoor Learning

RSPB Outdoor family learning challenge

Wild Child Outdoor learning ideas

How to support your child’s learning in the outdoors