How to support child

Supporting your child: Home and school working together

Our partnership with parents means that parents have the opportunity to work closely with our Early Years staff to support children’s transition into the setting. We would like parents to feel secure in the knowledge that their child is well cared for and happy at our school.

As parent we welcome you to be actively involved in your children’s learning in school and encourage you to share in their learning experiences through ‘drop in’ sessions, contributions to their learning journeys, volunteering and parent workshops. We recognise that as parents you are the first educators in your children’s lives and value your contributions about your children’s development. We use this information to support our assessments and share information about what children need to do next to develop and thrive.

Learning happens at school and at home. We want to hear about some of the learning that happens at home. This might be a ‘wow moment’ in Reception or a Proud Cloud in Nursery.  When your child does something really special at home, such as riding a bike without stabilizers, swimming without armbands, writing their name, reading signs on the street etc. Equally, it might be other learning moments, such as your child re-telling a story they heard at school, choosing to count steps, recognising bus numbers or your child writing a shopping list. Please tell us about these learning moments. As well as a great way to celebrate your child’s development, knowing about the learning, which is going on at home, will mean staff can make sure they encourage your child to practice or apply the skills they have shown.  Nursery also use a 'Special World Book' so that you can share important moments in your child's life with the Nursery.                                                                                                                                                       

Sharing information about what your child enjoys and is interested in is important. The EYFS team take on board the interests of the class and plan future activities and learning experiences around them.