Children are more likely to achieve their full potential if the school that they attend works closely with their parent or carer.
Supporting your child’s learning at home is crucial. In the older year groups, this may mean helping them research a project or talking through a piece of homework with them. You may notice that teaching has changed a lot since you were at school, particularly in maths. Please ensure that the way you teach your child is consistent with the methods used at school so as not to confuse your child. If you need advice on helping your child with homework, please feel free to make an appointment to talk to their class teacher. Also look out for workshops run by teachers for parents such as ‘Helping your child with Y6 maths’ and ‘How to support your child with early reading’.
With younger children, the most important thing is to talk to them and encourage them to become independent. Teach them how to dress and undress ready for PE sessions, to put on their shoes and tie their laces, to tidy up their toys and so on as these are the skills they will need at school. Speak to them about what they have done in school during the day, who they have played with and what they had to eat for lunch in order to develop their speaking and listening skills.
There are a number of ways you can get involved with the school. Each class aims to go on an educational visit at least once every half term and we always need parents to accompany classes on these trips. We would also appreciate help with making costumes for the nativities at Christmas and for the year 6 leavers’ play in the summer. Of course, parental help is always welcome so let us know if you have any skills or expertise you wish to share, either in or out of the classroom.
Please take the time to read our home school agreement which outlines what we will do in order to support your child, and what we expect from parents and carers in return.
Please read our Home School Agreement Policy on our Policies Page.