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Help your child at home

HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT YOUR CHILD AT HOME

 

At the start of every school year you are invited to an information session with your child’s class teacher where ideas will be shared. Your child will also be given homework. The most important way you can help your child is to show an interest in what they do at school, ensure they attend regularly, eat a nutritious breakfast and get plenty of sleep.

 

You can really help your child by talking to them about what they have done at school but some children are more forthcoming than others.  On the second page of the newsletter each week there is a brief summary of some of each classes learning for the coming week.

 

To help you support your child, our class pages have an overview of what your child will be learning each term as well as ideas to help specific to their class and topics.

 

We hold workshops throughout the year, sometimes by ages of children, where teachers tell you how we teach Maths and English.

 

LEARNING HABITS - WHAT MAKES A GOOD LEARNER?

 

At Warren Dell we know there are lots of ingredients to success and effective learning.  We are developing a set of habits that we know are important for good learning.  Adopting these habits will help the children to maximise their learning potential not just at Warren Dell but for life.  Each habit has a character, created by the children, who is good at using that habit. 

 

Our learning habits are:

 

RESILIENCE

Bouncing back when things don’t go well, sticking at it, not allowing little challenges to defeat us, regarding mistakes as a positive & opportunity to learn.

ACTIVE

Asking questions, being curious, finding out things, getting involved and answering questions.

RESPONSIBLE

Take responsibility for our own learning, know what our targets are, and be able to tell someone what our next steps in learning are to make progress.

INDEPENDENT

Able to work alone, able to make sensible decisions about what to do, knowing when to ask for help and when to try for ourselves.

 

HELPING YOUR CHILD WITH READING AND PHONICS

We have created a set of booklets designed for adults to support their children with their reading at home. They give ideas on how you can best help them, what they should be able to do at each level and what we will be teaching them in school. The booklets have been named according to the colour banded books we read with your child.

The following resources were shown at our recent English workshop which focussed on giving ideas and strategies to support your child with reading and phonics at home. We also gave  information regarding the compulsory phonics screening test in Year 1.

These resources are available from www.twinkl.co.uk which offer a free subcription:

 

Questions to ask your child when reading together

A guide for Parents - Year One Phonics Screening Test

Oxford Owl also offer a range of resources and an 'Expert Help' area.

 

HELPING YOUR CHILD WITH MATHEMATICS AT HOME

There are many ways you can help your child at home with Maths in everyday situations.

 

Below are a selection of booklets on how to help at home.

Warren Dell have purchased subscriptions for every child in Years 1 to 6 to use the following websites in school and at home. Each child has been given a user ID and password. Please ask your child's teacher if they have lost this.

These websites also have a wealth of resources to help your child at home:

EVERY DAY ACTIVITIES TO HELP

 

Children need lots of experiences in making, counting, drawing and talking about numbers. Make connections for your child by explaining how numbers and counting are a part of everyday life. The activities below will help your child develop these skills.

 

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