Guidance for Parents
We belive very strongly in the partnership between home and school. Children can achieve well at school when their family and friends take an interest in their school and schoolwork. Getting involved in your child’s education, even in the simplest way, shows that you care about their school life. Often, the more supported a child feels at home, the more effectively she or he will learn at school. Whatever your lifestyle, or family situation, it is never too soon (or too late) to start helping a child develop a positive attitude towards learning.
We know it is difficult balancing, home, school and work with your little ones. However, it is so true that even 5 minutes a day can help your child. A great place is in the car whilst on a car journey. Children seem to love asking you all those questions and telling you things. You can use this opportunity to help them too! This can be as easy as phonetically sounding out some words and your child has to say the word ie, c-a-t 'cat'. You can ask them to look for numbers on houses or ask them timetables (Year 2 - 2's, 5's and 10's), addition or subtraction questions or even some maths problems. If your little one finds it difficult try to give feedback rather than criticism, e.g. saying ‘that didn’t seem to work’ rather than ‘you got it wrong’. This helps them think about where they went wrong and how they can improve in future, rather than just feeling like a failure. We opt a growth mind set in school and we encourage the children to not say 'I can't do it' but to say 'I can't do it YET!'
Please check your year group curriculum letters each half term which will tell you the focus for your child's learning for that term. This will be maths, writing, phonics or handwriting.
Please remember to allow your child to develop at their own pace, but if you do have concerns, please speak to their teacher.
Click on the links on the right for our guides of how to support your children in Maths and English. In addition, information regarding the phonics schemes used at the school can be found in the Curriculum page in the curriculum tab.