‘The quality of the home learning environment is more important for a child’s intellectual and social development than parental occupation, education or income.’ Sylva et al 2004
Parents are a child’s first educator. Strong collaborations between home and school with maximise children’s progress and support them to reach their potential. At Heath Lane we believe that one of our key priorities is to support you with developing the home learning environment through suggesting, signposting and explaining home learning opportunities that meet the needs of your child. We will communicate ideas for home learning in a number of ways including the following:
Catch ups: your child’s key person will regularly let you know what your child has achieved in school and how to support achievement in the home.
Home learning video clips: these short clips are designed to inform you about a specific area of learning and give ideas for ways to support in the home.
Weekly Newsletter: we will often give a suggested activity for home and give ideas for a home learning activity for your child to try.
Home learning packs: we have developed busy fingers packs and story sacks that can be borrowed and taken home to support with specific areas of development.