Initial research has shown that creating a regular routine and encouraging good home learning habits benefit all those involved in remote learning. Depending on the age of your child you can encouraging them to set goals, plan, and manage their time, effort, and emotions.
This type of support can help children to regulate their own learning and will often be more valuable than direct help with homework tasks.
This animation could be used as a starting point for discussions with your child or to give you some things to think about before you have the conversation.
This document could be used as a checklist or adapted to suit your child’s needs after you’ve had a conversation.
Some of you may wish to involve yourselves more directly in your child’s learning. Here are some educational principles to support you to do this including ‘scaffolding’ and using quizzes and flashcards for retrieval practice.
What is scaffolding? A way to encourage independence
Using quizzes and flashcards for retrieval practice:
This is a useful link to informal ideas, which can be used to support your child’s understanding of number.
Time Tables Rockstars is an online programme which is highly engaging and supports the learning and speedy recall of times tables facts. The children can take part in single player activities to improve their own knowledge and speed and when they feel confident enough, they can take on challenges from other children in their class, our school and across the TTR community. There are certificates for the most improved Rock star in each year group and a hall of fame which is displayed in the main corridor for everyone to see. Your child should have their log in. Please contact your child’s class teacher if this is not the case.
Phonics Play is the resource children are familiar with from school, which is free to parents at home during the pandemic.
Shared reading is a great way to develop children’s language and communication and to boost their reading skills. Regular reading routines can offer many opportunities for learning.
These documents give some ‘Top Tips’ how you can support your child.
Talking about what children are reading also helps to develop their and communications skills.
This document gives you some pointers Read with Trust infographic
We have also subscribed to Reading Eggs which contains e-books; games; activities. You will be sent your child’s login shortly.
Your child now has access to the Readiwriter spelling programme. The username and password are the same as the one they use for Mathletics.