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Maritime is a charitable education trust with schools across London and the South East.

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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 Hook Lane, we not only ensure that homework is set on a weekly basis, but we also encourage our children to read regularly and online learning sites for 15 minutes each day. 

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 School Diary and/or Contact Book is also regularly updated with information regarding your child’s education, home work as well as information regarding the school. Remember to regularly check your child’s School Diary to ensure that you receive all relevant communications from Hook Lane.

Here you will find a number of resources to help you enhance your child’s education in the comfort of home:

E-Safety

Being online is an integral part of children and young people’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 and young people’s online world.

The internet and online technology provides new opportunities for young people’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 harms by simply banning sites or installing firewalls and filters, as such at Timbercroft we encourage our parents and carers to maintain an open and ongoing discussion about online safety at home/as a family/with their children.

If you’d like to find out more on how you can support your child online, please view our suggested guidance below: 

ThinkUKnow

NSPCC Online Safety 

NSPCC E-Safety, Supporting Parents and Carers 

Parent Workshops

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Online Learning Resources and Google Classroom

Please visit ‘For Children’ to view our extensive list of suggested websites, resources and links to google classroom.

Wellbeing

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. With that being said, we’d like to reiterate that there is no need to worry. Millennium Primary School employs educational experts who will continue to work hard to meet your child’s needs in the classrooms and at home. 

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:

Mentally Healthy Schools

Anna Freud, National Centre for Children and Families

WHO Coping with Stress During Covid-19

Young Minds

Covid-19 Guidance

From the beginning of the autumn term, the DfE will expect all pupils, in all year groups, to return to school full-time. It is vital for all children to return to school for their educational progress, for their wellbeing and for their wider development. Please view the resources below for more information. 

What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the Autumn term

Supporting your children’s education during coronavirus (Covid-19)