Struggling with the mysteries of phonics? Trying to get to grips with fractions for your five year old? Baffling curriculums and teacher terminology can often leave children - but mainly parents - perplexed. What Every Child Needs to Know puts all of your worries to rest. It works through the school subjects, from early years to Key Stages 1 and 2, with a step-by-step approach to your child's education, offering new ways of helping at home to ensure that your child receives the best support. Packed full of simple check-lists of what your child should know in each year group; suggestions for fun activities in the car and around the breakfast table; and useful reading lists, this essential guide will banish school phobia and add some flavour to learning in the home.