We believe that children learn most effectively in a secure, enabling, happy environment, where both school staff and parents work together to support the child during their education from Reception to Year 6 and beyond.
To strengthen the sense of partnership which already exists, we offer a partnership agreement to the parents of our new Hunsley Primary pupils.
Hunsley Primary agrees to:
Hunsley Primary asks Parents / Carers to:
Home learning at Hunsley Primary focusses on reading, writing, maths and science. Project work across all foundation subjects is carried out in school. We feel that these fundamental areas of learning are so significant that they will support and accelerate learning in all other curriculum areas. As in school, activities for learning at home will be inclusive and personalised to meet the needs and abilities of each child.
At home, children should read with parents, using their own books, library books and specifically school early reading books, Bug Club. These resources are available online and also in hard copy books. Parents can encourage their child to discuss the story and make predictions.
Parents and children can ask and answer questions about the book, its characters, settings and events in the story.
Through home learning activities and ParentLearn sessions, parents are informed of the phonemes (letters and sounds) and high frequency words that the children are learning in school. You can help your child try to decode new words by looking for clues in the pictures and also by sounding out simple words, using the guidance on phonics provided in the books themselves.
Parents can regularly help children to practise reading key words, looking out for the words in books or playing word games.
Parents are asked to sign and leave comments in the Journal in their child’s book bag each time they hear them read. Parents are given password access to Pearson online Bug Club for early reading activities which can be completed via a traditional book, or on a laptop, tablet or computer and allow the teacher and parent to both see the progress children are making through the reading scheme.
For maths, parents are asked to support their child to complete simple puzzles and number activities provided by school. Boxes of Numicon can be borrowed to take home and parents are given access to online too, via the school VLE portal, My Learning. Each week, maths activities are given to your child such as games, puzzles or other interactive resources to support mathematical development by engaging the child in exploration.