Learning Begins at Home

As a parent you play a key role in supporting your young child’s learning, particularly in reading, writing and maths.

We know from research that the first five years of your child’s life are the most important as the brain develops.

When you do everyday activities like cleaning the house, doing the shopping and playing games with your child, you are helping them to learn. These experiences will prepare them for starting school.

For more information on how you can help your child with reading, writing and maths view the resources below.
Click HERE to download the brochure: Ten Top Tips for a Great Start to School 

Click HERE to download the booklet: 
Before school – A quick guide to helping your child with reading, writing and maths
 
Click HERE to download the booklet: Kindergarten to Year 1: Say hello to learning

  

Reading

Raising a confident reader

Watching your child become a confident reader and sharing the journey with them is a wonderful experience. A large part of our everyday life depends on reading.
Helping your child to read will open their minds to a whole range of topics.
There are many ways you can help your child build their confidence and develop strong reading skills every day. One of the easiest and most valuable things you can do at home is to read to your child and show them how much fun you can have when you read.
Discover simple ways to encourage your child’s reading. For more information on how you can help your child with reading view the resources below.
Click HERE to download the booklet: 
Kindergarten to Year 1: Say Hello to Learning
 
Click HERE to download the booklet: Raising a Reader Continues 
 
Maths

Maths is more than numbers. 

It also involves shapes, direction, position and measuring.
You can help your child build their confidence and develop strong maths skills by including fun and easy activities into your child’s daily routine. Support from you at home can often make the difference between your child enjoying or being scared of maths at school.
Remember – your child is counting on you and the little ‘lessons’ will really add up!
For more information on how you can help your child with maths view the resources below.
 
Click HERE to download the booklet: A Quick Guide to Helping Your Child with Maths: K - 3 

Click HERE to download the booklet: Kindergarten to Year 3 - Counting on You 
 
Click HERE to download the booklet: 
Years 4 to 7 - A quick guide to helping your child with maths.
 
Spelling

Knowing your A, B, C’s

Children learn about words through experiences such as reading books and seeing words in and around your home and community. As a parent, you play an important role in shaping how your child feels about spelling. You can help your child gain confidence and skills with letters, words and spelling by playing fun games at home.

Explore the shapes of letters, and the sounds and words they make with some fun activities for you and your child in these quick guides listed below.
 
Click HERE to download the booklet: Kindergarten to Year 3: At home with spelling 

Science
For more information on how you can help your child with science view the resources below.
 
Click HERE to download the booklet: Science