After a hard day’s work, primary age children should spend their time in the evening being with friends and family, and perhaps taking part in one of the many activities organised for young people beyond school e.g. Brownies, Cubs, Sports, Music and Dance Clubs etc.
However we do set a certain amount of homework, according to your child’s age and they will be encouraged to read at home regularly. You can help your child make good progress by getting involved.
Each child has a “Homework Folder” & “Reading Diary” which, completed weekly, will tell you what your child should be doing. We hope you will find some time to listen to your child read in the evenings, to practice basic number skills (often multiplication tables) and spellings for that week.
How can you help your child do well at school?
Children’s lives are enriched in families that “do things together”. The best way you can help (and the cheapest) is to show an interest in what your child does at school, what they achieve and what they find difficult. Plenty of positive, loving encouragement.
You can help your child by:
- Listening to them when they get home from school.
- Reading to them, and listening to them read to you.
- Encouraging them to join in activities and clubs in and out of school (like Brownies, Cubs, Sports etc).
Joining in with some of the family events at school shows how much you value school. We are very lucky to have an enthusiastic group – The Friends of Griffe Field (FOG) – who organise fun events that families enjoy – and raise huge sums to develop our school’s resources.