Supporting your child at home
Once children are at home, we want them to enjoy quality time as a family relaxing, watching television, eating together, chatting and playing games. All children love to sit around a table and play cards, dominoes, board games etc. Family favourites such as pairs, snap, Guess Who are all fantastic for developing turn-taking, empathy, resilience as well as lots of language and number.The main thing we ask in order to support your child at home is to ensure they are getting to bed at a reasonable time, enjoying a good night's sleep and coming to school on time every day. This will ensure that your child gets the best out of their time in school.
In terms of 'homework', our main homework is reading. Children need to read aloud and be read to every day. We know that children who love to read have a far greater chance of going on to enjoying success at all levels throughout their time in school and beyond. The most effective way for children to want to read is if they see the adults around them reading, too. We often say 'children see, children do'.
Other homework might come out such as spellings or handwriting. For maths we encourage children to practise their key skills (number bonds, tables, etc.) as often as possible. This can be done through formal written methods but is best done as part of a game.
As a school we subscribe to Bug Club, Purple Mash, Times Table Rock Stars and NumBots. These can be used at home and in school. Children will be issued with login details. If you need help with this or have lost your child's login details please see your child's teacher.