Supporting Your Child at Home

There are many ways to support your child at home.
  • Share books with your child.
    • Your child will bring home a book bag containing one or books for them to read to you.  Find time to do this every day.  Talk about the story
    • Read to your child even when they are competent readers. Talk about the story, ask them to predict outcomes, explain the context, etc.
  • Discuss your child's optional homework tasks with them. Talk about the tasks that have been offered and how they link to classroom learning. Encourage them to complete the tasks to their best of their ability, homework should be your child's own work as far as possible. It may be useful to break down tasks into smaller more manageable 'chunks' rather than try to complete all them in one go. This is especially the case with younger children.
  • Starz+:
    • Your child's class teacher will occasionally set homework/learning tasks through the Starz+ learning platform. We would encourage you to explore your child's class pages together with them.
  • Useful links to support your children:
Kidsmart: Useful information about E-safety for parents
Thinkuknow: Another excellent E-safety resource
BBC education: Games and activities from across the curriculum for all ages
Topmarks: An excellent educational activity search engine
ICT games: A wide variety of Literacy and Numeracy games - well worth exploring!