The support we receive from parents and helpers is invaluable. Co-operation from home ensures our children are supported and nurtured as fully as possible. These healthy relations also foster a hugely beneficial and significant bond between the school and home which helps the children make the link between their learning in school and what is going on in the world around them.

The aim of homework is to reinforce what your child is learning in school. It also gives you an opportunity to become involved in the learning process. At Edenside, the amount and type of homework your child receives will vary as they move through the school. It is important that parents check homework diaries and reading records to keep up to date with all homework tasks and to sign work to ensure your child’s teacher knows that information has been passed on and that you have had an input in the activity. As far as possible, homework in most classes will be issued on a Monday and will be due back on a Friday. Extended tasks will be given a clear date for submission. Classes in the upper school may use Showbie as a means of sharing and setting homework tasks.

Reading with your child is vital, particularly in the early years, but hugely beneficial throughout primary school years. Research shows that it’s the single most important thing you can do to help your child’s education. It’s best to read little and often, so try to put aside some time for it every day. Books are not simply about reading the words on the page, they can also offer new ideas for you and your child to discuss.