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Supporting Your Child

Developing embedded and purposeful links between home and school is an important part of a child’s learning jigsaw.

 

Our regular home learning tasks reinforce the work which is going on in school. Whether these be Literacy or Maths based,  learning spellings or a creative activity as part of ‘Menu Homework’, they give the chance to find out more about your child’s learning and for them to share what they are doing within school.

A few key pointers for supporting your child with their learning:

  • Listen to them read, talk about the story or the content of the book and ask them to make predictions about what may happen next!
  • Encourage them to read a variety of different texts and genres; older children may enjoy reading magazines and newspaper articles, or a guide book about somewhere they have been.
  • Talk to you child about what they are doing in school on a daily basis.
  • Let them play! Time spent as a family, talking, laughing, playing games and exploring has a huge influence upon a child’s personal development- take every opportunity!

Stay and Play Sessions

Over the course of the year, teachers run Stay and Play Sessions within their classes, these can be a valuable opportunity to work alongside your child within ‘their’ setting.

 

National Curriculum Tests

A short video about the Key Stage 1 National Curriculum tests for parents

Mental health problems affect about 1 in 10 children and young people: they include depression, anxiety and conduct disorder, and are often a direct response to what is happening in their lives. Please click on the link below if you would like advice on this area.



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