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Supporting your Child at Home

We know that all of our Pupils will be at different stages in their learning. At school your child will take part in regular activities that look to develop their skills, and build on their learning.


But your child is only with us for a short part of the day and all children can really benefit from carrying our further learning at home. Learning at home can be done in a number of ways depending on your child’s age, interests and the point they are at in their educational journey. But in general you can build your child’s confidence by being optimistic about learning yourself and demonstrating your interest in learning new things.


it's not about endless homework and tasks, which is why as a school we don't aim to set homework that involves sitting at home doing pages of work. We know that learning at home can look a little different to school and so utilise approaches such as our 'Talk Tasks' as a way of continuing your child's interest in learning, outside of the school environment. 


There are, however, lots of ways that you can support your child's learning at home. Below we have provided you with some additional ideas and links to support.


Homework - Talk Tasks

Showing interest in your child’s learning, whatever age they are, is important — even if it is for subjects you never did at school or feel a bit out of depth with.


As your child gets older, you may feel less connected to their school experience. By showing interest in their learning through the various 'Talk Tasks' we set, it not only shows you care but will also give you insight into what they are learning and how they are progressing. It also makes learning relevant to your child as they can see how it links to their wider life. It builds connection, which ultimately will serve to give your child the self esteem and confidence that will help them succeed.


Food for thought

Children (and adults) can’t focus if they are hungry or thirsty. Before your child gets going with any learning at home it might be worth checking in with them to see if they are refreshed and ready to go after their school day.


Be open minded

Teaching practices change, as do curriculum and subjects, so how you would approach a task may not be the way your child has been taught. That’s ok, it’s their learning not yours, so whilst be supportive, don’t try to take over or do it for them. 



Learning at home offers a good opportunity to spend time with your child. You may even find that your child opens up and wants to talk to you about their life in school, so you can gain insight into their relationships with particular teachers and how they are feeling generally. So whilst the initial conversation is about the learning from class, it can trigger meaningful conversation about their life and concerns. Invaluable to maintaining positive mental health.



If it appears your child is really struggling with school or learning and not grasping the basic concepts, it could be that you need to raise it with their teachers. By observing their challenges first-hand sooner rather than later, it will enable you to advocate for additional support and resources and be part of the solution making.