Home School Learning
Visit the classes to find out what we have been doing in school and find fun activities for you to do at home with your child.
How you can support your child’s learning:
- Ensure your child comes to school every day, and on time
- Keep in contact with your child’s key person to share what your child is enjoying doing at home, eg. take a little time at the beginning and end of the school sessions, to talk to your key person about what your child has done that day, or to share with staff the new things your child is doing at home, phone in if you don’t get into school much, after 3.30 when the children have gone is a good time.
- Talk to your child about what they did at school and check whether your child has anything to bring home; personal belongings, their ‘Look what I can do!’ book, their library bag, a picture, painting, or model, and give praise and encouragement because this will help give your child the confidence to do more and better!
- Be positive, praise what your child can do, and avoid comparing your child with other children, or expecting more than they are currently capable of, because that may lead to your child feeling inadequate, and then refusing to try.
- Talk with your child at home and as you walk to and from school.
- Read your child’s library book with them when they bring it home from school, and retell the story with the puppets or props.
- Encourage your child to be independent in their personal needs eg. dressing, undressing, coping with buttons, hanging up their coat, using the toilet etc. Don’t be tempted to do it yourself because it is quicker!
- Come along to the ‘Stay and Play’ sessions we hold throughout each term.
- Come to the Meeting for New Parents held in your child’s first term, and find out ‘How children learn through play’ and the Early Years curriculum at Chelwood.
- Come to the ‘Progress review’ meetings with your child’s class teacher.