Helping at Home

Experiences need to be repeated and skills practised many times in a variety of ways and in different situations before your child becomes proficient and confident enough to move to the next stage of their learning.

You are your child’s most important role model. If they see you enjoying reading, writing, talking and socialising, they too will want to do so.

Make daily tasks enjoyable, educational experiences. Let them join in activities such as shopping, cooking, tidying up and washing dishes.

Talk about what needs to be done, how it is done and the sequences that it has to be done in. Draw on opportunities to count, measure, sort, observe and predict. Encourage your child to find the right vocabulary to describe what they see, hear, touch, taste and smell. Encourage them to ask questions about why things happen, how things work and what would happen if you did things differently.

Spend time with your child. Talking and listening together, drawing, writing, sharing books and exploring the outdoors all help your child to feel valued and able.


All classes are regularly set homework. This is designed to consolidate learning taken place that week.

Homework may take the form of written work, or it may be a task such as learning a multiplication table or spellings.

We ask that all children try to read at home daily and that their parents comment on their reading in the child’s record book.