Supporting Your Child

HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILD’S LEARNING

Reading with your child and helping them with writing and spelling can really help boost their achievement.  Basic mathematical skills are also worth practising at home because they’re fundamental to your child’s progress.  Below are links to useful tips or documents that can be used to support your child’s learning out of school.

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HOMEWORK

At Beacon Rise, every child from Year 1 onwards will be asked to complete one or two homework activities a week.  Not only is a homework an opportunity for children to consolidate their learning at school, but it also gives parents a chance to become involved in their learning.
Good homework habits

  • Find a quiet place at home to use as a homework area. It needs a flat surface, a good light source and the right equipment e.g. pens, pencils, ruler.
  • Be aware of modern teaching methods – examples of calculation strategies can be found in the maths section.
  • Create a homework timetable and agree on when your child will do their homework.
  • Discuss any homework tasks with your child and how it connects with what they are studying at school.
  • Turn off the TV, but you could have music on if they find it helpful.
  • Don’t give your child the answer in order to get a task finished. Instead, explain how to look up information or find a word in a dictionary.
  • Don’t let homework become a chore. Keep it fun and make it a special time that you both look forward to.