Supporting Your Child at Home

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Below is a calendar of events for this session to gives parents/carers the opportunity to work with their children, find out more about how our pupils learn and have a say in how to further improve our school.  Based on feedback we have included the dates for the whole session to give plenty of notice.  We would love to see as many parents/carers/family members at as many sessions as possible.  If any parent/carer/family member would like to run a group or session in our Family Room please contact Christine Healey, DHT.

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The benefits of homework are widely recognised. Homework allows reinforcement and consolidation of learning undertaken in class.  It provides parents and carers with information about progress being made and involves them directly in their child’s learning.  Homework trains pupils in planning and organising their work.  These good habits will support them in future education and beyond.Pupils’ interest and motivation are maintained by home learning which is varied, interesting, challenging and linked to previous class learning but within their range of achievement. It should also be purposeful, relevant and complementary to classroom practice.

Parents of young children will often be asked to hear reading or help with new words. They may also be asked to help reinforce new skills recently learned. This provides the children with extra practice and starts to build the homework habit. Parental approval gives great encouragement to young readers and provides an early link between home and school. It gives parents an insight into the curriculum and allows parents to experience the tasks being tackled by children.

Home learning environment

Research shows that taking an interest in your child’s learning can make a big difference to how well they do. Making your home a positive home learning environment plays a big part in this, no matter how old your child is. Find out more here

General tips for supporting learning at home

Parents have a vital role in a child’s learning and development throughout their lives. They provide the cornerstones that allow their child to grow and develop through everyday stimulating activities such as games, rhymes and language, which help their child to learn. Early learning and childcare settings, schools and communities can also play a key part in recognising, developing and resourcing this. Find out more here.

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