‘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
At Heath Lane one of our key priorities is to develop strong partnerships between school and home. As parents you are a child’s first, and most important, educator. You are an expert on your child; we are experts in delivering early education. We will listen carefully to the information you share about your child. In return we will support you with developing the home learning environment through sharing what we have seen in school, suggesting activities and sign posting resources. Effective collaboration will ensure that we maximise the achievement of your child. We will communicate ideas for home learning in a number of way including the following:
Remote Learning during lockdown: In the event of the school closing we will revert to our remote curriculum offer. This will include:
- a daily challenge which will be linked to an area of our curriculum
- a recorded Zoom Story
- a recorded Zoom adult led session
Please send in any pictures of your children whilst participating in these activities.
Catch ups: Your child’s key person will regularly let you know what your child has achieved in school and how to support and promote achievement in the home.
Zoom Information Sessions (ZIPS): Recorded Zoom information sessions will be sent out each half term. They are designed to:
- Share what we do in school to support your child
- Give suggestions for ways to support at home
- Identify key vocabulary
- Respond to parental questions regarding provision
Do let us know if there is a particular area of learning or school life that you would like further information about. Previously we have sent out ZIPs on ‘What we do at Nursery’, ‘Developing Early Maths’ and ‘Developing Early Reading’.
Weekly Newsletter: We will keep you up to date with what is happening in the nursery and we always endeavour to include 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.