How to help at home
Creating Lifelong Learning Opportunities for Everyone
There are many ways in which you an help your child at home.
Independence is key to a child's learning. If a child can do something by themselves then always let them. We can sometimes help our children too much. Children enjoy independence more that you think. Try some of these activities to encourage age appropriate independence. Click on your child's year group and challenge them at home.
Reading is a key skill that your child will need to achieve in life. You can help your child achieve their full potential by giving your child lots of opportunities to read. Here are some ideas you could try at home:
- Let them see you read.
- Share a newspaper or a magazine.
- Encourage them to read the backs of cereal packets.
- Read to your child regularly - even 8-11 year olds enjoy being read to. Try a book that would be difficult for your child to access on their own. This will increase their comprehension skills and improve their vocabulary.
- Listen to your child read. Question their understanding.
- Visit the library or take your child to a good book shop to browse.
There are lots of things you can do at home to help your child with their maths skills. Fluency is important so learning keys skills such as number bonds and times tables is key. Use the links below to help at home.
Follow the links below to help your child at home with maths fluency.
Spelling always needs lots of practise. The best way to help your child is to make it fun and often. Here are some websites that you can use at home to help.