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Reading, writing and arithmetic are still the foundation of your child's primary school education, but what else will they be taught? You'll be surprised at how much is covered in their lessons, from geography to art, music to PSHE (Personal Social Health Education, that is).

You might find you have a budding historian on your hands, or a little leading lady who loves drama lessons – and, of course, your child will get the opportunity to exercise and play in PE lessons. ICT (Information Communication Technology) is a vital subject in the 21st century, and your child will use computers in different areas of the curriculum from Reception onwards.

You could also check out the Homework Gnome for even more help in history and geography.

Articles

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Key Stage 1 history lessons explained
Here’s your guide to the themes, projects and lessons that your child will experience in the Key Stage 1 history curriculum.
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Key Stage 2 Geography – the curriculum
What will your child be learning in Key Stage 2 geography, and how can you support their work? We take a look.
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Foundation Stage music: what does your child learn?
Music helps your child’s learning in lots of school subjects. Here’s what they will be taught in lessons and how you can develop their love of music at home.

Worksheets

KS2 UK cities wordsearch
UK cities wordsearch
Can you find all of these cities in this very challenging wordsearch? How many have you been to?
Make a telephone
Make a telephone
Have fun with your child whilst they learn more about sound and its properties.
Know your body and its parts
Know your body and its parts
This activity is a fun way to help your child to learn about the human body and its parts.

Games

Geography quiz
Fish nosh! Geography quiz

Answer these geography questions then help your fish eat as many little fish as possible... but watch out for the helibombs!

Art vocab quiz
50m Freestyle Swimming! Art vocab quiz

Ready to make a splash? Answer these questions about art vocabularly correctly for your chance to compete in a 50m freestyle swimming race!

Internet safety quiz
High jump! Internet safety quiz

How high can you jump? Answer these questions about internet safety first to have a shot at the high jump competition.

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Check in with the Homework Gnome for lots more history and geography topics!

For starters, you could find out more about:

Get started with french

Get started with French

Give your child a head start at French with our beginner's guide to French, designed to help them grasp basic vocabulary and form simple sentences. We’ve asked a native French speaker to record all the words and phrases in the pack, so your child will hear the correct pronunciation and intonation, just as they would on an audio language course. Bonne chance!