Parents' Area

General Useful Websites

Babies & Pregnancy
Baby - Pregnancy, baby and toddler health information
Home - Information about home birth, for parents who think that it might be the right choice for them - Pregnancy & parenting advice - National Childbirth Trust - Pregnancy calendar - Guide to having a baby, parenthood and toddlers
Bullying - Charity dedicated to providing help, advice and support on school bullying - YouTube videos
NSPCC - Bullying advice
Childcare Agencies - listing of vetted childcare agencies - Hire a Nanny
Children's Charities
Charity - UK Charities Directory - Free helpline for children and young people in the UK
Childnet International - Non - profit organisation aiming to help make the Internet a safe place for children - Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity - UK charity supporting some of the UK's most vulnerable and excluded children
Plan UK - Sponsor a child
Rainbow - Providings practical and emotional support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness
Save the
SOS - Charity supporting orphaned and abandoned children
The British Dyslexia Association
The Childrens - Providing services to children with multiple disabilities - UNICEF UK, rasing funds for worldwide emergency and development work
Variety - War Child International, a network of independent organisations, working across the world to help children affected by war
Health & Safety
ChildrenFirst.NHS.UK - By Great Ormond Street Hospital - Dr Alan Greene, providing thorough answers to pediatric health questions
Kids - Providing doctor - approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence
Miriam - Writer and broadcaster and leading authority on parenting and child care - Children's health
NHS Direct UK - Health & medical information
Think Road
Holiday and travel, uk - Directory of services and facilities available off the motorway - Guide for parents travelling with babies and children
Directline - Family package holidays
Safe Surfing - Buy Internet security software - Internet security software - Internet filter software
Google Help - Search Preferences
MSN Live - Search options
Net - Parental control software
Online shopping for children's clothes, books, toys and games
Single Parents / Parental Rights - Looking after the interests of children involved in family proceedings
Fatherhood - Promoting a society that gives all children a strong and positive relationship with their father
Fathers 4 - Campaigning for a child's right to see both parents and grandparents
Fathers for Equal Rights
Fathers for Equal Rights ( US ) - UK child support advice
One Parent Families/Gingerbread - Charity promoting lone parents welfare and independence - Support for lone fathers - Help and support for lone mothers
Single Mothers By
Single - National Organization of Single Mothers ( US )
Single - Online community for single parents
Videos - Parental advice videos
Books - Children's books - Parental advice books - Pregnancy advice books
Parental Advice - website devoted to the principles of aware parenting - Advice, messageboards - Department for Children, Schools and Families - Parenting advice and information portal from UK Governemmt
Effective Parenting - National Effective Parenting Initiative
Family - Parenting Advice, Activities for Children, family games & recipes
Free Range
Healthy - National Healthy
Schools Programme - UK charity dedicated to inspiring and equipping parents to make the most of parenthood - Advice on all aspects of parenting - Pregnancy & parenting advice
Parentline - UK charity that works for, and with, parents
Parents a - Nonprofit organization providing parents of young with support and information - Website of magazines 'American Baby', 'Parents' & 'Family Circle' - Education, Health & Leisure - Government advice for parents on how to help with your child's learning, including advice on choosing a school and finding childcare
Prevent - Voluntary group working to prevent juvenile delinquency through the implementation of proactive parenting techniques
Raising - Family Matters
Royal Society for the Protection of Accidents - Play safety
Super - Official website of the Channel 4 TV show, with parenting and childcare advice, tips and resources
UK Parents Lounge - Pregnancy, parenting and baby advice

Useful Phonics Websites for Parents

a selection of interactive games for all phonic phases. Mostly simple games.

a great selection of games that link well with games in Letters and Sounds.

printable resources for each of the Letters and Sounds phonic phases, also links to games aligned with each phase.


Letter names come up in alphabetical order


Activities for all phases


Phonic game with choice of difficulty (some HFWs, some vowel blends, very varied)


Make any words with this useful game.

 Useful page which demonstrates pronunciation of all sounds



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Please see our Friends of Newcroft Page



School Uniform Policy

The Governors of Newcroft Primary Academy have decided that there is an expectation that children will wear school uniform for the following reasons:

  • to foster respect and pride in appearance;
  • to help establish a positive attitude to school;
  • to differentiate between leisure and school time and associated expectations;
  • to help reinforce the sense of belonging and corporate identity;
  • to encourage children to recognise what the outside world expects;
  • to prepare children for secondary school.

Uniform and Safety Policy 2016-2019.pdf
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