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Woodside Primary School

Helping Your Child

All children need the support of their families to develop and extend their learning. No child will succeed to the best of their abilities if home and school are not working together to support and encourage them in their learning journey.
At different stages in their school life your child will receive various home learning tasks; learning that has been started at school and that they need to continue at home to either fully understand it, or to extend what they have learnt. You as parents and carers can add to this in a variety of ways.

We aim:

  • to establish strong links with parents/carers
  • to keep them informed of their children’s progress and the ways in which they learn;
  • to recognise the crucial role of parents/carers involvement in education, and to value parents’/carers’ role as their child’s first educator.

Throughout this website there are many links to documents and websites that families have found useful when supporting their child(ren) at home. We hope you will find them useful.

Home School Agreement

All children and parents/carers are given the school's Home School Agreement when joining the school. This outlines expectations that should be adhered to by the school, children and parents/cares. Please find our Home School Agreement below.

How you can help

Children can achieve well at school when their family and friends take an interest in their school and schoolwork. Getting involved in your child’s education, even in the simplest way, shows that you care about their school life. Often, the more supported a child feels at home, the more effectively she or he will learn at school. Whatever your lifestyle, or family situation, it is never too soon (or too late) to start helping a child develop a positive attitude towards learning.

There are other things you can do, depending on the age of your child:
  • Times table practice (from year 2)
  • Learn phonetic phonemes
  • Learn spellings
  • Ensure homework is completed and handed in on time
  • Take your child to the library, to choose books but also to research topics
  • Talk to your child about what they are learning! As well as giving you information, the process of “explaining” what they’ve learned to you will help fix that knowledge in the child’s mind

Read some tips how you can help your child have a better experience at school.