Helping Your Child At Home
Helping your child at home can have a huge impact on your child’s ability to understand, retain and develop their learning at school. At Ebbsfleet Green, we not only ensure that homework is set on a weekly basis, but we also encourage our children to read regularly and access online learning sites to support their learning.
We believe that parents and carers must foster their child’s love of learning by regularly listening to their children reading aloud and by checking in with what their children are learning at school on a daily basis.
Your child’s Home School Contact Book is also regularly updated with information regarding your child’s education (e.g. daily reading) and all online login and password details are recorded in here.
Here you will find a number of resources to help you enhance your child’s education at home:
Being online is an integral part of children's lives. Social media, online games, websites and apps can be accessed through mobile phones, computers, laptops and tablets – all of which form a part of children's online world.
The internet and online technology provides new opportunities for children's learning and growth, but it can also expose them to new types of risks.
Sometimes it isn’t enough to protect children from online harm by simply banning sites or installing firewalls and filters; therefore, at Ebbsfleet Green, we encourage our parents and carers to maintain an open and ongoing discussion about online safety at home with their children.
If you would like to find out more on how you can support your child online, please view our suggested guidance below:
Online Learning Resources
Please visit 'For Children' to view our suggestions for website, resources and links to ClassDojo and Google Classroom.
Promoting positive mental health and wellbeing is so important for the emotional, social and physical development of your child.
Now more than ever, during this period of ‘new normal’ and changes to their learning, your child may be experiencing anxiety, changes in their behaviour and attitudes towards learning, normal tasks and routines.
Likewise, you as a parent may also feel pressured to ensure that your child undertakes significant learning at home, or perhaps even anxious or worried that your child may have regressed educationally. One of the most important things you can do to ensure that your child remains happy and keen to learn, is to promote positive feelings and emotions at home. Please browse the following resources for tips and tricks on well-being support:
SEND Support Materials
The Big Red Bus:
They continue to extend their activities to learning packs as well as on line sessions
An online SEND dance session
On line home activities for children with SEND …not all sport related
Sensory based home activities:
Duolingo, the creator of the acclaimed free language learning app, have recently released an app to teach reading to younger learners. It's currently available on iOS and is free. An android version is coming soon. Initial feedback from our own housebound children has been very positive.
This helpful resource allows you to take a preferred toy or activity and think about how you can target different language functions within it.
Top tip! Look through the examples and see if any are relevant to the person you are supporting. If not, you can create your own using the blank form at the end of the pack.
BBC Bitesize are offering daily homeschooling lessons for students from years 1 to 10 that have been created with teachers and other educational experts and feature a mix of videos, animations, practice activities, quizzes and games.
As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread worldwide, HelpKidzLearn wants to ensure that teachers and students stay connected and children continue their learning at home with minimum disruption. Here is a list of resources available for parents to use at home during this period and beyond:
SENSORY APP HOUSE:
A great range of free apps for sensory stimulation, relaxation, cause & effect, for digital painting & art, camera photo fun and for speech stimulation, control & therapy.