Castle Douglas Primary and Early Learning and Childcare Centre

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Learning Together – Learning at Home

Welcome to the Family Engagement area of our school website.

Parents are the first, and most important, teacher any child has. While schools give children a great education, learning doesn’t start and stop at the school gates. Doing fun things with your children is one of the great things about being a parent. You can make a huge difference. Research shows that children do better at school and throughout life when parents take part in their learning.

We are creating a bank of resources for families to access and share at home. This includes information to give parents a better understanding of what is being taught and also activities to try at home. The activities are not extra ‘homework’ but opportunities for families to find out more about what is happening in school by having a go at activities that do not require much preparation or resources and will support the work being taught in class. The activities are not for children to do on their own but together with one or two other family members. It’s all about talking and helping each other.

The activities are optional but there is strong evidence of the positive impact on pupil attainment when families are engaged together in sharing learning and we would encourage every family to have a go at the activities for their class over the school year.

Early Level is mainly for Nursery and P1 age,

First Level is mainly for P2-4 age,

Second Level is mainly for P5-7 age

and families will be directed to the activities that match their child’s pace of learning.

School staff may direct families, for example when maths topics are being explored in class, to specific activities on the right hand menu. Families are welcome and encouraged to browse and explore the variety of activities we are currently uploading.

Please use the menu to link to learning activities and ideas for activities to use at home.


There is also national advice for families on the Parentzone Website – please use the links below.

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