How can you support your child's learning?
As a parent, you are your child's first and arguably most important teacher. When parents and families are involved in their children's schools, the children do better and have better feelings about going to school.
In fact, many studies show that what the family does is more important to the child's school success than how much money the family makes or how educated the parents and carers are. There are many ways that parents can support their children's learning at home and throughout the school year.
Here are some ways you can help them to succeed at school:
Support their sleep
- Remove screens from their bedroom.
- Prevent them looking at screens at least 30 minutes before going to bed.
- Ensure they have a bedtime which allows them between 8-10 hours' sleep.
Support their Learning
- Discuss their day with them, specifically talking about what they learnt in specific subjects.
- Ask to see their planner and talk through what homework they have, supporting them to complete it.
- Communicate with the academy should you have specific concerns around a subject.
- Help them to pack their bag the night before, saving them time in the morning.
Support their diet and their health
- Prevent them from buying fast good which is full of sugar and salt.
- Offer them home cooked food made with fresh ingredients.
- Ensure they eat a good amount of fruit and vegetables.
- Make sure they eat breakfast, either at home, or our free breakfast at the academy.
- Ensure they are drinking plenty of water, to keep them hydrated.
- Send to school with a water bottle allowing them to keep hydrated through the day.